When you are meditating it can sometimes be useful to use a mantra or phrase to keep yourself focussed on your breath. Linking your breathing to a calm mind can be particularly useful.
First of all, “what is a mantra?” A mantra is a word or sound repeated frequently to aid concentration during meditation. Mantras are used frequently by Zen Buddhists and Hindus.
The particular mantra that is about to be recommended is a way of focussing on your breathing in a way that will help you to calm and clear your mind.
As you take long breaths in and out repeat this Zen mantra: “Breathing in I am aware that my mind is calm and clear”. And then, as you breathe out, you repeat the mantra, saying: “Breathing out I am aware that my mind is calm and clear”.
So, as you breath in and out through your nose, you just repeat the mantra silently to yourself.
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