The following short meditations can easily be done by anyone who is interested in enjoying
greater balance, peace, clarity of mind and happiness. These simple meditations give you the power to profoundly
affect your mental and physical state directly and quickly - leading to mastery of your self.
All meditations can be done for 5 minutes, or as long as you wish...
Balancing Nostril Breathing
Sitting in a comfortable position on a cushion or in a chair, take a few gentle deep breaths to
allow your body to become more relaxed. Now, using the finger and thumb of one hand we are going
to alternate the breath through each nostril.
Close your right nostril with your thumb and take a gentle deep breath through your left. Now change
and, closing the left nostril with your forefinger, breathe out through the right,
Keeping the same nostril closed, breathe in gently again through the right and then change to breathe
out through the left. Continue with this pattern for as long as you wish.
This meditation is a very direct way of bringing yourself back to a balanced state. If your mind is busy
and overactive, or if your body is feeling tired and sluggish this meditation will quickly bring you back
to a state of calm alertness; a balanced centre point between activity and rest.
This simple yet powerful meditation is in three stages, and affects the pituitary, thyroid, and thymus glands
Again sitting comfortably on a chair or on a cushion, take a few gentle deep breaths to relax your
body. Now allow your upper body to slowly begin swaying in a clockwise direction, whilst simultaneously
pressing the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Do this for 2 or 3 minutes. This stimulates
the pituitary gland.
Next, whilst still sitting upright, slowly tip your head forward until your chin is nearly touching
your chest. Hold this position for a few seconds and then begin moving your head backwards, as far
as is comfortable, so you are looking up at the sky and hold this position for a few seconds. Next,
bring your head back to an upright position and slowly tip your head sideways as far as is comfortable,
first to the left and then the right, holding for a few seconds in each position. Repeat this pattern
once more. This stimulates the thyroid gland in the throat area.
Finally, begin to gently tap the area in the centre of your chest, 2 inches above where the centre
of the rib cage ends. Do this for 1 or 2 minutes. This stimulates the thymus gland.
This meditation encourages the activity of these three crucial glands in our body which release the hormones
that control: happiness, metabolism and growth, and the immune system.