Choose a fixed time and space to meditate, don't slouch but sit in a elevated position, focus on your breath and progress to deep and long breaths and shield your mind from distractions. Don't fall asleep while you meditate and make sure you practice meditation on a regular basis. This will help clear your mind, stay alert and focus better during the day.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Meditation is a great way to clear your mind of the worries and stresses of the day. This skill has many indirect, positive effects.
These meditation tips will help you to clear your mind:
Choose a Time and Place to Meditate – Find a good time for you to meditate. Start your meditation with shorter sessions in the beginning, and gradually increase it. Sit comfortably in a place where you will be left undisturbed for the time you devote to meditation.
Keep an Elevated Posture – If you slouch, you won’t be in a good position for meditation and you’re more likely to feel like falling asleep. Elevate your posture and relax in a crossed-legged or other comfortable sitting position and rest your hands in your lap.
Focus on your Breath – Your main goal is to keep your attention on your breath as you breathe in and breathe out. It may help to say a mantra and visualize breathing in good energy and letting out the bad energy with each cycle. Breathe at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Work toward deep, long breaths.
Focus the Mind – Things come up that will often disturb the peaceful state of mind. Commanding your brain to stop thinking will help you with your meditation. Initially it could be a little difficult to get rid of your thoughts, but you can surely do it with patience and practice.
Acknowledge your Thoughts – You want to remain fully present while you’re meditating, but don’t be frustrated by the incoming thoughts, but at the same time don’t let thoughts take your attention completely away. Acknowledge your thoughts and then bring your focus back to your breath.
Fight the Urge to Sleep – Many people complain of the urge to sleep during meditation sessions, mainly because it’s relaxing and you’re meditating during early morning or late evening hours. Try to remain awake with focus and good posture.
Maintain your Practice – It is important to keep up with regular meditation sessions.
Yes this is how Chef Barry Meditates never forced just going with the flow of the moment .Any physical position can be used . Even the corpse of sleep. The mindful breath through out is important . Chef Barry inhales through his nose then breath holds to a comfortable count going upwards to a comfortable level. Then working back down to the original start . His breath out exhale is through slightly parted lips. Thank You Favorite locations for his meditation is in the garden . At the beach . In the park. All out side for vitamin D-3 and clean negative ions of the air .
Ignore the thoughts that come initially only! Later they settle down for a few seconds and you will more longer duration of thoughtlessness which energises the mind!
I disagree that you must remain in posture and command your brain. I learned from a Chinese master that your brain flows thru a natural cleans and going thru thoughts until your mind is calm is needed and when practiced will come faster and more natural without effort. Stopped reading the article after that... lay down if you like, flow naturally whether it's for two minutes or an hour. I found twenty ideal for me :-)