Meditation is not a technique in itself. Meditation means ‘awareness’, and there are various techniques available to bring us into awareness, into meditation. How often have you walked from one place to another, and been unable to recall any of the details of the journey? Or spent hours lost in thought or television? This is unawareness or unconsciousness, the opposite of awareness and meditation.
Meditation is not about sitting for hours repeating “aum”, or sitting in uncomfortable cross legged poses until you can’t feel your legs. There are many meditation techniques that serve different purposes, however here is one of the most simple.
As a general rule, do not practice meditation in bed or lying down. Sit comfortably, on a good chair or recliner, legs straight and touching the ground, with your hands rested comfortably in your lap. Shut your eyes and then begin to relax your breathing. Don’t try and control your breathing in an unnatural way.