How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

January 22, 2015 9:28 PM

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In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. Meditating while not moving is the "quiet" form of Son meditation and is distinguished from the "active" mode of meditation in which you're actually physically moving while meditating. We'll get to the active mode later. For today, let's begin to consider in the most practical terms possible how to integrate the quiet forms of meditation into our daily life.

First, as I've mentioned repeatedly, meditation is a complex procedure, just like driving a car or using a computer, that requires us to develop the mental skill of directing our attention while simultaneously regulating our breathing pattern and posture. Because we're overseeing multiple mental and...

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