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Mantra, Breathing & Focus

One of our SunnyHillsMeditation.com  members mentioned he has a "wandering mind" when it comes to using a mantra.

Seems to me we all have wandering minds.

I think the idea of a mantra is to practice it a few minutes at a time, until we start building up more focus.

The easiest way to focus, is to sit in easy pose, and meditate with a straight spine, eyes closed, and focusing at the brow point.

Also, tying the mantra to the breath, of course.

It's more challenging (= more difficult) to breathe with a mantra when we are moving around during the day.

Although, going on a walk, or going for a run, can put us in sort of a meditative trance that helps us focus on our breath and on our mantra.

My challenge is to try to breathe 4 times/minute (when I'm restful) with a mantra going, trying to do it all day long, or even for an hour, or even for 5 minutes or so.

If I'm more active, walking or working with body movement, then 8x/min is more reasonable.

The yogis say if we can breathe...

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