Meditation Techniques For Beginners for Staying Present

by Guest Author on February 2, 2011

When your goal is to get grounded and to focus your attention in the present, this is one of the fastest and simplest meditation techniques for beginners you can do.

If you need a break from all the overwhelm in your day, find your mind drifting, or having trouble staying focused, this breathing exercise takes less than 2 minutes. And it works so amazingly well.

If you can, find a place to lie down. Get comfortable. Close your eyes. Place one hand on your belly button, and the other on your chest. While focusing on the hand resting on your belly button, take in five deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Bring each breath down to your belly button. When finished,  switch your attention to the hand on your chest. Take in five deep breaths, each time bringing the breath to your chest area.

That’s it. That’s all it takes to get your mind to stop spinning.

This easy technique will focus you instantly. You’ll feel refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Check out these mindfulness exercises and tips to help you stay present and in the moment.