Choose a special place to practice as this helps you find a sense of tranquility and easy access to your Yoga Meditation.
Choose a fixed time – early morning and late evening is beneficial for most people – if possible meditate at the same time and place each day as then you will naturally associate this with meditation.
Find a clean and comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Whenever possible meditate before eating as the process of digestion stimulates your bodymind complex.
Sit upright facing east.
Begin by observing your breathing for five minutes or so.
Do not be concerned if your mind wanders. Simply notice that it has wandered and return to observing your breathing.
Actively do nothing. Allow your thinking mind to fall silent. If/when it starts to wander again notice that it has done so and simply allow it to relax again.
Notice that you do not lose consciousness when your mind is silent; you mind is available to function if necessary yet if there is no emergency or situation that requires you then allow your self to meditate for a time.
Meditate for 18 minutes; if a longer time feels appropriate then adjust as necessary.
The benefits of meditation are immediate as your mind calms down, your breathing flows naturally and the innate intelligence of your bodymind naturally acts to recharge and renew while you meditate.