This meditation technique takes only a few minutes, but it can help to release resistance, center you and bring in feelings of calm and well-being.
To do this, all you are going to do is breathe in and out and count.
On the first breath, breathe in for a count of one and out for a count of one.
On the second breath, breathe in for two and out for two.
On the third breath, breathe in for three and out for three.
Continue with this until you get to 10. Try to breathe into your heart and out from it with each breath.
Keep breathing. Keep going, until you get to 10. When you get to 10, do it again in reverse. Breathe in for 9 and out for 9, breathe in for 8 and out for 8 and so on, until you are back at one.
If you feel up to it, you can repeat the counting and breathing cycle again. If you felt a lot of heavy resistance pass during the breathing, imagine a bright white light in your heart at the end of the meditation. Let that light pulse through you, flowing to every corner with each beat of your heart.
After you may also have the desire to sit quiet and hear your inner guidance.
You can try breathing into your heart with a question. Ask yourself a question you've really been seeking an answer to, such as, "Why am I still stuck?" See the words going into your heart for a few breaths, maybe 3 or 4. Then sit quiet, don't force it, and wait for the answer to be softly whispered from your heart.
It might not be what you expect, and that's why this is a wonderful thing to do after the breathing exercise. Your mind will be quiet, you will be still, centered and ready to hear what your heart has to say. Whatever you hear, trust it is right for you.