Let’s take a look at the idea of a meditation life style to see how and why we can use the practice to get a variety of different outcomes. When putting together a strategy for a successful meditation practice it is important to know where you will get the most out of your efforts. The first thing to do will be to ask yourself the question: What do I want to get from the training? Once this has been established you will be able to set a plan to most effectively help you reach your goals. This is important because there are many directions and approaches to the training.
When hearing people talk about meditation they will often say that the goal is to silence your mind when practicing. This takes practice and time, but with this simple exercise you will learn how to slow down the mind and get to a peaceful state. Often if you are new to this practice it may be a bit uncomfortable to let the mind be at rest or quiet. So as you start this practice begin with 5-10 minutes and when this is comfortable move to longer periods of time if you like. Once you have developed this skill you can use this anytime and anywhere. Maybe you need to focus before a big presentation or are feeling anxious or maybe you are having difficulty sleeping this exercise will give you the tools you need to find the needed relaxation to accomplish what needs to be done.