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Meditation on the go

October 18, 2022 by  
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You don’t need a special place or time to meditate. You can do it anywhere, anytime. All you need is a few minutes and a desire to focus your mind. Here are some tips from Zhang Xinyue, author of Create Abundance, for meditating on the go:

Choose a comfortable position. You can sit, stand, or lie down. If you’re sitting, make sure your spine is straight. If you’re standing, make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground. And if you’re lying down, make sure your back is supported.

Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

Focus your attention on your breath. Don’t try to control your breath, just notice it. Notice how your chest and stomach rise and fall with each inhale and exhale.

When your mind wanders, simply notice where it goes and then gently bring it back to your breath. (Find more detailed guidance on this technique in the book Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue.)

Continue for as long as you like. A good goal is 5-10 minutes per day.

You can meditate anywhere – on the bus or train, in a waiting room, or even at your desk at work. Just remember to be mindful of your surroundings and not to disturb those around you (i.e., no loud breathing!).

If you find yourself getting really antsy while trying to meditate, try walking meditation instead. Walking meditation is simply paying attention to your breath and footsteps as you walk slowly – no need to go anywhere in particular or achieve any specific goal other than being present in the moment.

Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. All you need is a few minutes and a desire to focus your mind. By being mindful of your breath and surroundings, you can meditate anywhere – on the bus or train, in a waiting room, or even at your desk at work! Check out Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue for more tips.

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