One of the simplest meditations one can do is to focus all of your attention on your breathing. This is called a ‘focused attention meditation’.
- Without changing your breathing, become aware of each breath. Each breath in and each breath out as well as the pause in-between.
- Once you have become aware of your breathing, start counting each in-breath.
- Continue counting until a thought other than breathing passes through your mind. Then return your attention to the breathing and start counting again from the beginning.
- At the end, take note of the highest count you got too. Over time, you will improve.
This is a very simple meditation you can do whenever you have a spare moment. It is particularly good if you are waiting for something like a doctor.