Meditation is really much like exercising, but of the body, and mind/spirit. It all about being persistent really, and just takes time to get better
at it, but most focus on you using your diaphragm . Breathing meditations are quite traditional, but there are other forms or techniques. Here a
article to give you a general idea, although it doesn't go into a depth of info about it.
There are meditations techniques which differ from the traditional calmness, which focus on forceful breathing, such as the hindu "Kalabati" (breath
of fire, or skull shiner), which requires you to breath in slowly and gently, and push out your stomach, but then you force the air out of lungs, and
tuck in your stomach. There is a video on youtube which has a yogi demonstrating it.
I still practice the breath of fire from time to time, but I never really get pass 30 breaths in one meditation. Chakras can be simple, but also very
complex, and can be also problematic to one health if they get obsessed about it . Also another form of meditation is just sitting, which was number 2
in the link I posted above, and its pretty difficult to do since it just sitting down as the general rule of thumb. Does not say anything about
breathing or anything for that matter.
It personally my favorite form though, and took me a good long while to get proficient at it. Here my tip that when your doing it right, your breath
becomes very short when inhaling and exhaling, but when thats happening, u feel like your getting more then an enough air in your lungs.
And I'm only going to say this once, don't bother with "Third Eye meditations", might get a few neural path ways crossed, and then your on own.
Really the trick with any form of meditation is learning how to relax one self, which is much harder then sounds.
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