As discussed in our post on Nirvana Day, meditation often plays a key role in the observances of this holiday. Buddhists believe that meditation is very important for physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. It is a way to clear the mind and encourage positive thinking, while also eliminating negative energy.
You can learn the following simple meditation technique in five minutes. And just five minutes practice daily will yield positive results. Meditation is the first step toward understanding how we direct our internal experience and to understanding our unconscious habits.
To begin, find a quiet area where you can concentrate. First, get into a comfortable sitting position—in a chair or cross-legged on the floor. Sit upright. If you are sitting in a chair, your feet should be flat on the floor and your back should not be resting against the back of the chair. Rest your arms, with palms turned upward, at the joint between your thighs and torso.