Cycles of 10 Breathing
Concentration and Memory exercise
The most basic of all meditations consists of observing one's train of
thoughts. Before one can control a thing, one must become aware of a
thing. So one seeks to distinguish between the consciousness and what
occupies it. Meditations of this type come in many forms. One of the most
basic is the cycles of 10 breathing meditation. This one finds this the
most useful beginner's meditation.
One simply sits in a comfortable position (but not too comfortable you do
not wish to sleep), and breaths in and out at a normal pace, and that
constitutes a count of one. Continue to count until you reach 10 sets of
breathing in and breathing out. Then start the next set as one. If you
lose count, or find yourself counting 11 or 12, simply start again with
one and try to stop at 10 during the next cycle.