Recognize what is going on and gently bring your focus back to the breath. This small act of not judging yourself during your sitting, will expand into your life when your eyes are open and you actually judge yourself less. So bring your focus back to the breath.
Bodily discomfort is a common distraction during meditation. Learn the basic tenets of a meditative seat, and take your practice to the next level.
If you'd like to meditate but are having trouble getting started, using guided meditations can be a great way to explore different types of meditation and to kickstart your meditation practice. You might find that certain approaches resonate with you while others don't.
In this simple meditation, Deepak Chopra guides you to focus on four intentions to bring about a positive day ahead.
This guided meditation for energy with Deepak Chopra, which pivots on powerful breathing practices, can help to undo the effects of the mid-day slump, and make you feel more alert and alive.
Twenty minutes of focused meditation leaves me feeling much more peaceful than an hour of meditation thinking about my to-do list (no thanks, I'm better off just getting to work). Here are five ideas that you can use to leverage your meditation practice: