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General Meditation

The four-fold breath:

  1. Empty the lungs of air completely. With the lungs empty, slowly count to 4.
  2. Inhale slowly while counting to 4.
  3. When the lungs are full to the neck, hold, and slowly count to 4.
  4. Exhale slowly while counting to 4.

Repeat the entire process for several minutes until you feel very relaxed. Don't allow other miscellaneous thoughts to enter the mind. When they do, calmly ignore them or push them out, and continue counting. With time, the internal dialogue (your own mental talking to yourself) can be stopped at will by using this and similar techniques.