In the Mindfulness of Breath Meditation, we focus our attention on our breath by following the physical sensations of our breathing in our abdomen as it expands and contracts on each breath in and each breath out.
For instructions on the proper posture for a sitting meditation, click on the button below, and the instructions will expand below the audio file. If you wish to collapse the instructions, click the button again.
If you purchase the meditations, you'll also get a 5-Minute Mindfulness of Breath Meditation, and a variable length (from 10- to 30-minutes) version of the Mindfulness of Breath Meditation.
20-Minute Mindfulness of Breath Meditation
Before we practice the Mindfulness of Breath meditation, we're going to look at the proper posture for a sitting meditation. It's important to find a posture that's:
You can do the sitting meditations either sitting on a cushion the floor, or sitting on a firm chair with a straight back and no armrests. If you're unable to sit, you can also do a "sitting" meditation lying on your back.
You can rest your hands on your knees, palms up or palms down; or rest them in your lap with your fingers interlocked, or with one palm resting on the other and your thumbs lightly touching each other. You can try the various hand positions pictured below, and use whichever is most comfortable.
Palms Resting On Each Other