Life Is Better and Better Through Meditation
Having taken your seat, strive to still your thoughts. Make your mind one-pointed in the practice of meditation, and your heart will be purified.
~Bhagavad Gita 6:12
It is important, when we sit to meditate that we have a steady "seat". This means having an erect, but relaxed posture. Often, just adjusting our posture during meditation will help in re-focusing our mind. Then we use a technique, such as following the breath or repeating a mantra, to focus our minds so that the thoughts can settle. When we feel a deep peaceful feeling or calmness, we can let go of the technique and let ourselves rest in meditation, always returning to the technique when we need it. We don't meditate just to meditate, but to experience the peace of meditation throughout our day. We will find that our relationships improve, our outlook on the world improves and we can deal with life's stresses in a calmer, more peaceful way.