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How do I meditate?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If you want to give meditation a try, follow this 4-step meditation plan:
  • Set aside 12 minutes a day to meditate, and keep that time in your schedule sacred.
  • Get thee to a quiet place. No cells, no music, no Internet. Turn it all off so you can tune in.
  • Sit in a comfortable position with good posture. Breathe in through your nose slowly for 4 seconds and exhale slowly through an open mouth for as long as you can. Build to 8 seconds.
  • Repeat the breathing rhythm while you let your mind drift. Recognize thoughts as they appear and let them go. Say "Om," and you'll feel clearer and stronger.

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