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The best exercise that you can give your mind is meditation, it has many benefits,it reduces depression, increases alertness, lowers high blood pressure, and it increases the levels of DHEA-S, which is a youth hormone. People who meditate handle stress better and their lifespan is longer than nonmeditators. The best part about meditation is that you do not have to spend any money nor do you need a teacher and it doesn't take a lot of time.

What kind of meditation is best?

1// Find a quiet place where no one can disturbed. That room must be free of telephone ringing, radios and any other noise.

2// You can either sit on a chair or lie flat on your back with your arms on your side. If you sit in a chair, you should sit up straight so that your spinal cord is perpendicular with the floor and the ceiling. A firm table chair is best. A soft bed or a soft chair to lie on may put you to sleep. You do not want to go sleep.

3// Now, that you have positioned yourself, you should take three deep breaths to relax. Tell yourself that you will relax a bit more after each deep breath. Do not say it out loud, but say in your mind.

4// After the three breaths, you should start counting your breaths, count one inhale and one exhale as one. The next inhale and exhale as two, when you get to four, start over with one and proceed again to four, and so on.

5// Concentrate on your breathing as much as you can, I know this is hard to do, but the object of meditation is to clear your mind. You will notice that the more you try to clear your mind, the harder it will be. Do no try too hard, instead of trying to fight your thoughts, just let them flow through your mind. Remind yourself that breathing is your primary concern at this moment. When you have unwanted thoughts, firmly bring your thoughts back to your breathing.

You will find this simple meditation deceptively difficult, even if it's just for 10 minutes. Keeping you mind clear is not easy, a lot of thoughts will come in, that is the power of the mind, which is for you to control it. Do not feel bad, is you feel that you not succeeding. It's the process itself that will motivate you to have a result. Set aside 10 minutes a day, and practice this simple breathing exercise, you can add at least 10 years to your life.