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.