Meditation Info, News, Pictures, Forum, Shop, Travel and Community


Count your Breaths Meditation

This is the simplest and easiest breathing meditation which you can use everywhere and at all times. It is a good exercise to clear your head and to soften stress and tension….

Count your Breaths Meditation
Kind of meditation Concentration/observation
Degree of difficulty Beginners
Recommended duration 5 to 45 minutes
Posture Sitting or walking
  • It improves your concentration
  • It gives you a clear, calm mind
  • It improves your breathing
  • It helps against stress
Remark An exercise for beginners, but also for more advanced students.
In the following meditation our breathing is the object of our meditation. We try to focus on the rhythm of our breathing. To make our focus easier we count every breathing in and every breathing out. Every time when we wander away in our mind we return to our breathing and we start our counting all over again.

Do not be alarmed if your thoughts wander away all the time and you cannot even get as far as ten without thinking of something else. This is quite normal and just goes to show how active our mind is. In the course of time you will gradually get better at focussing your attention on your breathing for longer periods of time and make your meditation deeper. It may make your concentration easier if you pronounce the number during the whole length of your breathing in or breathing out. For example: siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiix. After some time it is also possible to do this exercise by just counting your breathing in or your breathing out. It is also possible that after some time you find this exercise so easy that you want to stop counting and just think of the words "in" and "out"

When you are more advanced you can also stop counting altogether and start repeating an affirmation like "relax" or "let go"

You can do this count your breaths meditation very well while walking. Just walk more slowly than you usually do and concentrate your attention on your breathing. Count the number of steps you take during a breathing in and during a breathing out and whenever your concentration gets less deep, try to get a firm grip on it again.

As is the case with every form of meditation we try not to judge, we try not to get angry when things do not go so well and we try not to be too goal-oriented. Let us begin!

Exercise: Count your Breaths Meditation

  1. Sit down, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Be aware of every breathing in and breathing out.
  2. Breathe automatically and freely, do not try to control your breathing. Pay attention to how the air slowly passes through your nose, fills up your lungs and goes out again.
  3. Try to find out whether you breathe through your belly, your diaphragm or the upper part of your chest.
  4. If, after taking a few breaths, you feel fine and at ease you start to count.
  5. Breathing in, one.……..breathing out ,two….….breathing in, three……..breathing out, four… breathing in, five….. breathing out, six
  6. If you start to think of something else instead of your breathing or you start to feel something else instead of your breathing, be aware of this and just return to your breathing……breathing in, one…..breathing out, two….. etc.
  7. Notice the sensations of your breathing. De depth, the speed, see if your breathing becomes increasingly slower and quieter, if your breathing more and more goes to your stomach or your chest, if your body becomes more relaxed through your breathing, …etc.
  8. Breathing in, 49…..breathing out, 50…..breathing in, 51……breathing out, 52….etc.
  9. Try to become totally one with your breathing.
  10. If all of a sudden you notice twinklings in your body or relaxation reactions in your muscles, that is fine……notice it and return to your breathing.
  11. Breathing in, 88…..breathing out, 89….. breathing in, 90…..breathing out 91…..etc.
  12. All right, now slowly take your thoughts back to the rest of your body and the sounds in the room. Move a little, stretch your muscles a little and open your eyes.
  13. Finished!

advertisementadvertising info

See related products in our Meditation Shop:

Print Version of this Article Print Article Comment on this Article Comment on Article Write an Article Write New Article Search our Meditation Articles Search Articles
Sunday 10th April 2011 at 9:21:46 AM  
Rank: Guru
#Posts: 4525   #Points: 5122
View Member Profile Profile View Member Pictures Pictures Post a Comment Reply Post a Comment with a Quote Quote

The breath connects body and mind, the conscious and unconscious. Focusing on breathing is a common-;and highly effective..
Sit with your spine straight and gently breathe in and out. In and out. As you breathe, follow the inhalation and exhalation with your consciousness. Don't think, just follow the breath.
Saturday 2nd March 2013 at 12:40:27 AM  
Rank: Growth
#Posts: 0   #Points: 22
View Member Profile Profile View Member Pictures Pictures Post a Comment Reply Post a Comment with a Quote Quote

Discount fake oakleys,This technology utilizes a liquid infusion process to bond the polarizing filter at the molecular level.That's how they eliminate the haze and distortion found in conventional technologies and achieve the best fake oakley sunglasses on the planet.Buy cheap sunglasse in our replica oakley sunglasses Store Due to the exclusive nature of the design, warranty replacement parts are limited. replica oakleys For Sale at USA
Thursday 7th March 2013 at 7:58:24 AM  
Rank: Vitarka
#Posts: 0   #Points: 19
View Member Profile Profile View Member Pictures Pictures Post a Comment Reply Post a Comment with a Quote Quote

Wow, this is pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats.!
I’m a long time watcher and I just believed I’d drop by and say hello there for your very first time.
Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this site. It's simple,
yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and appearance. I must say you have done a excellent job with this. Additionally, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Firefox. Exceptional Blog!
I seriously enjoy your posts.
ovarian cystmiracle book review treating pcos naturally how treat to pcos getting pregnant with how to treat pcos how to get rid of ovarian how to get rid of ovarian home remedies for cysts on natural remedies for natural cure for ovarian cysts natural remedies for ovarian treatments for polycystic pcos natural treatment guide ovarian cysts miracle book natural treatment for keratosis keratosis pilaris ome remedy home remedies for keratosis keratosis pilaris natural keratosis pilaris treatment over treatment for keratosis natural remedies for kinedy
natural remedies for kinedy natural remedies for natural remedies for get pregnant quickly trying get ppregnant quickly quickly can get pregnant get pregnant quickly safely quickly can you get pregnant how to get pregnant as quickly get pregnant quickly over best way get pregnant quickly best mthod get pregnant get pregnant quickly low sperm effective ways get pregnant ways get pregnant fast easy tips for get pregnant quickly quickly can you get preganant quickly did you get pregnant quickly can you get pregnant best method get pregnant quickly get pregnant quickly after pregnant quickly tips naturally how to get pregnant quickly get pregnant quickly after pregnancy miracle cure infertility pregnancy miracletm cure pregnancy miracle infertility pregnancy miracle book by lisa pregnancy miracle infertility cure pregnancy miracle program lisa-s extra secrets pregnancy miracle what is pregnancy miracle method the pregnancy miracle book system pregnancy miracle method reviews lisa olson pregnancy miracle has anyone used pregnancy miracle pregnancy miracle book where can download pregnancy miracle book
order secrets pregnancy miracle best pregnancy miracle book reviews for pregnancy miracle cheap pregnancy miracle book pregnancy miracle infertility cure buy pregnancy miracle book pregnancy miracle book for sale
jual beli bagaimana cara memikat hati wanita cara itu menaklukan hati wanita cara menaklukan hati wanita cara berkenalan dengan wanita cara membuat wanita jatuh cinta rahasia besar cara memikat cara memikat wanita idaman Situs Jual Beli Best lose belly fat jasa kaos sablon pameungpeuk garut Jilbab Pesta Jilbab Pesta Cara Top Best way lose belly fat for men Best way to lose belly fat for women the best way to burn belly fat healthy way to lose weight Toko batik online Jual agar kertas Jual rumah Raja batik Online Toko batik online Toko batik online Jual agar kertas Cara menghilangkan komedo Jilbab pesta instant Jilbab pesta Jilbab pesta langsung pakai
Jilbab pesta Jilbab pesta Jilbab pesta Jilbab pesta online Jilbab pesta Jual Jeli Gamat Vitagel Cream Jual Jeli Gamat Vitagel Cream Penyebab rambut rontok tips merawat rambut rontok produk perawatan rambut
Saturday 7th September 2013 at 9:30:24 AM  
Rank: Priti
#Posts: 0   #Points: 86
View Member Profile Profile View Member Pictures Pictures Post a Comment Reply Post a Comment with a Quote Quote

ugly images ugly images ugly ugly people ugly dolls ugly cats ugly face ugly animals ugly babies ugly christmas sweaters م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ت;و;ب; ع;ر;ب; ل;ل;م;ب;د;ع;ي;ن; ا;ح;س;ا;س; م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ع;ا;م;ة; ا;ف;ض;ل; ا;ل;م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ا;ل;ع;ر;ب;ي;ة; م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ص;و;ر; ص;و;ر; ط;ب;ي;ع;ي;ة; ص;و;ر; ا;ط;ف;ا;ل; ص;و;ر; ر;و;م;ا;ن;س;ي;ة; ص;و;ر; م;ض;ح;ك;ة; ص;و;ر; س;ي;ا;ر;ا;ت;
Sunday 13th April 2014 at 4:01:11 AM  
Rank: Priti
#Posts: 0   #Points: 110
View Member Profile Profile View Member Pictures Pictures Post a Comment Reply Post a Comment with a Quote Quote

ص;و;ر; ح;ز;ي;ن;ة; 2014 ص;و;ر; ح;ز;ي;ن;ة; ص;و;ر; ر;و;م;ا;ن;س;ي;ة; ر;س;ا;ئ;ل; ح;ب; ص;و;ر; ب;ن;ا;ت; ا;س;م;ا;ء; ب;ن;ا;ت; ص;و;ر; ب;ن;ا;ت; ك;و;ل; ص;و;ر; ب;ن;ا;ت; ك;ي;و;ت; م;ن;ت;د;ى; م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; م;ن;ت;د;ي; م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ا;ب;ل;ه; ف;ا;ه;ي;ت;ا; م;ن;ت;د;ى; ا;ب;ل;ه; ف;ا;ه;ي;ت;ا; م;ن;ت;د;ي;ا;ت; ف;ا;ه;ي;ت;ا; م;ن;ت;د;ى; ف;ا;ه;ي;ت;ا; ف;ا;ه;ي;ت;ا; ا;ز;ي;ا;ء; ب;ن;ا;ت; Girls Fashion Girls Fashion ك;و;ل;ك;ش;ن; ا;ز;ي;ا;ء; ب;ن;ا;ت; 2014 ا;ط;ق;م; ب;ن;ا;ت;ي; 2014 ا;ز;ي;ا;ء; ب;ي;ت;ى; ت;ح;م;ي;ل; ب;ر;ا;م;ج; م;ج;ا;ن;ي;ة; ت;ح;م;ي;ل; ب;ر;ن;ا;م;ج; ه;و;ت; س;ب;و;ت; ش;ي;ل;د;

Entire Site | Info | News
Pictures | Forum | Shop | Travel
We invite you to submit your own Meditation articles and add them to our website to share them with the world!
An easy way of finding the information you are looking for is by checking our well-structured Site Map.
Back to Top

© 2003-2014 ABC of Meditation, part of MaxLifestyle International Inc. All rights reserved.