Meditation is a natural process, and whenever you find yourself trying too hard, just let go. Don’t make a big deal out of this. It is the easiest thing that our mind can do … perhaps that is why it is so powerful. Meditation is a process of allowing yourself to relax and let go of physical tension. Consciously let go of your thoughts of the day, of work, of relationships, of verbal and physical interactions with others. This is your time for yourself.
Meditation should be done sitting on the floor or on a chair. A lot of people in my meditation classes asked me if they can meditate lying down. The answer is no because you get too relaxed and there is a good chance that you might fall asleep. You want to be alert and awake when you meditate.
One thing nearly every different meditation discipline has in common is an emphasis on the use of proper posture. To experience meditation’s calming, stress-reducing benefits, it must be practiced properly, and correct posture is a vital first step. You should try to keep your spine straight when you meditate. This will allow the energy to easily flow upwards from the base of your spine.
It is a good idea to have a meditation schedule. We recommended you meditate twice a day. Once in the morning when you first get up and in the evening when you come home from the day. If you can’t meditate twice a day, once a day is a good start. If your schedule does not permit you to meditate first thing in the morning, you can also do it sometime during the day. Noon is a powerful time to meditate. You can take a few minutes of your lunch hour and devote that to meditation.