Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. In fact the more layers you add to your meditation practice the more inaccessible it can seem. Keep it very simple. Try this 5 minute meditation practice at any time of day to relax and unwind.
Take a comfortable seat. You can even lie down. Find a position that allows you to soften and release tension. Start to observe your breath. Your mind will inevitably start to wander. Any time you notice that you are caught up in a train of thought is the exact moment you are in the present. At that exact moment, simply relax. Observe your breath, sounds, smells, sensations, thoughts, anything at all that happens to come up. Every time you notice that your mind is fixed on something, just relax.
Continue with this observational meditation for 5 minutes. Once finished note how you feel. Repeat regularly and reap the benefits.
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