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How do you prepare your body and mind to meditate for ten minutes without feeling anxious?

Looking for ideas to help relax your body for ten minutes without feeling like your wasting time. I always think of the things I could accomplish when I am trying to meditate. Wondering how does one prepare their body to fully close off surrounding thoughts?

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  • Feb 8 2013: Make sure you can focus on your other parts before trying to focus thought, or the lack there of. Stare at a single thing in your immediate area. After doing so for a comfortable amount of time, close your eyes. Start listening, take note of everything you hear and try and envision your surroundings through only what you hear. Then notice your smell, what is in there air, and can you better understand your surroundings by the smell. Focus on what you feel. Where you are seated, focus on the 'feeling' of your backside on a chair or your feet on the ground. recognize there being no boundry when you do and everything flows together. Then bring your breathing in slowly. Inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, release for 4 seconds, and wait for 4 seconds. What are you thinking about?

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