Meditation can be viewed as a physical state, and not an attempt to stop thinking, this is the path to real progress in your practice. The mind is not just the brain. Our thoughts are manifested as sensations in our bodies. Stress, tension and worry all create tightness somewhere in the body like our lower back, shoulders or jaw.
Howard Evans studied Chinese acupuncture with J R Worsley in Leamington Spa in the late 1970’s which led him not into therapy practice but into twelve years of meditation practice. He also studied dance, physical theatre and yoga.
Stress, tension and worry all create tightness somewhere in the body like our lower back, shoulders or jaw.
Breathe. Get grounded and experience your breath; Focus on something (a mantra, a word, your breath, a body part, or a grape); Let go of the focus and experience the gap of pure awareness of the present moment