Good news: You don’t need a guru, weird clothes, or a monastery to meditate. It’s pretty simple:
1. Find a quiet place and turn down the lights.2. Close your eyes.
3. Sit comfortably, and try to keep your spine as straight as possible.
4. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose.
5. As you exhale (slowly) through your mouth, say internally or externally a word or phrase that has a soothing sound. Try the word “peace”, “love”, “aoum” or any religious word that makes you feel good, such as “shalom”.
Start with 5-minute sessions. If desired, increase gradually.
Try to be consistent and the results will be greater.