It’s been said that through meditation, you are able to calm not only your body but your mind as well. It may sound too difficult to try, however, there are ways to make meditation as simple as possible. This article for those who are hesitant to meditate because of the perception that meditation is a difficult process. It may be true that in order to perfect your meditation skills you need to practice it for years, however, you can still begin with the simplest relaxation techniques. This will surely make you feel better, relax your brain a little, and rejuvenate your whole being.

Meditation is a good way to reduce stress; and as we all know, we can think better if we are not stressed. As many researchers have pointed out, you can suffer from brain damage if you are exposed to constant stress. Now, isn’t meditation just the right boost to your brain power?

Through mediation, your concentration will be enhanced, so you can better focus on any mental activity that you are working on. So, you might want to consider learning to control your mind and use it efficiently for your own goals, do this by starting with breath techniques moving further to simple meditation.


Find a spot where you can sit and relax comfortably. Give close attention to your breathing for a few seconds. Basically, you just have to clear your mind for a moment and have a quiet time on your own. Here are a few tips to assist you.

1)Find your place
If you are a beginner, you may want to find a quiet place where you can meditate. As you become more expert in meditation, you will notice that you can already meditate anywhere you want to. For now, find a spot where you can feel at peace.

2)Get comfortable
Find a position that’s right for you. For example, sitting with your back straight, both feet on the floor and your arms comfortably at your sides. Just keep yourself relaxed and comfortable but not asleep – this should be your meditation position.

3)Release Tension
Observe which part of your body is most tensed. You can learn how to tense up those parts and then release the tension in that part of your body. You may experience the release as your body begins to be drained of all the tension. If you repeat the process, you will later learn how to relax easily.

Breathe through your nose. In doing so, the air can easily pass through your lungs. You may notice that your diaphragm, abdomen and chest expand more when you breathe through your nose. This is how you breathe.

5)Pay attention
There may be instances when your mind may be distracted by other thoughts, when this happens, gently guide yourself back to paying attention to your breathing. The thoughts will happen, just watch them float across your awareness as you would watch clouds float across the sky.

You may want to perform this meditation for at least five minutes. And then as you practice it more and more each day, you may want to perform it for a longer time. You will begin to notice that these meditations can really help you clear your mind and increase your focus. By feeling better, your brain also performs better.

Author's Bio: 

Charles Eduardos is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an ordained minister with 33 years of experience in pastoral and evangelistic ministry. He is Pastor at Our Savior's Rocky River Lutheran Church, and also serves as Coaching Coordinator for the Northeastern Ohio Synod. He is an experienced Corporate Coach, trainer/facilitator Certified Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner who has worked with organizations (profit and non- profit) to support them in identifying and tackling their challenges. Charles is an attentive listener, who gives a different perspective to perceived barriers and provides an intergral direction, joining you on your journey.