It's not convenient all the time. In a Tibetan sand mandala, there are more methods for meditation than sand crystals. Understanding where to start can be daunting.
You might not have found the silver bullet yet. The one strategy the takes the mind and soul to the deep blue waters of limitless consciousness. It's tough for the novice about meditation what to do, where to do, when to do, how to do. And It is obvious for beginners. There are thousands of techniques to do meditation but what is your purpose that matter most. Which meditation technique is suitable for you and why you want to do that.
As I said there are multiple techniques for meditation. But here we will only talk about Number meditation. Why?, From my some of the friends, clients, relatives & other people I got one question and issue is they can not concentrate on their work, study or any activity. Due to lack of concentration they can not put their 100% potential in it. This is a major concern for many people. That is a distraction of mind.
The mind is like a monkey, if it is free then it starts to think about sensible or non-sensible things. Let's assume one lightening torch wherever it moves it glowing up that portion. the same way our mind works wherever we move our thought process area it lightens up that area for while till you move towards another area. If you rapidly switch from one part to another part then it cultivates that practice and you always wander in your clumsy thoughts and does not allow you to focus on anything.
The mind becomes wavier and master of your life. Actually, you have to be master of your mind by putting control of mind and giving proper direction to your brain.
Some people used to tell me I am a multi-tasking person, I can do more than one thing at a time. But it is absolutely wrong because our mind can do only one thing at a time. It is impossible to do more that one task as per the creation of our mind. Those people actually rapidly switching their mind from one to another task and they don't realize that they have switched their focus. Due to the long practise of this technique, most of us have cultivated distractions in our life.
Our mind always tries to switch our mind from one thought to another thought as we have a practice that way. Now if we have a practice that way then what we can do to focus on our task and how can we do it.
We are going to call it Number Meditation as we will use numbers while doing meditation.
Pre-requisites: Not required if possible choose quite a place.
First, drink little water, and wash your face. If possible take a bath.
Lie down on the floor or on the bed for 1-2 minutes.
Now sit anywhere you would like to maybe on floor, chair or sofa.
Relax your entire body and do normal breathing.
Just try to be quite as much as possible and try to come in present moments.
Now according to your time limit for meditation choose range of number.
e.g. For 2 mins consider 100 range, For 4 mins 200 range of number. multiply as per your wish to do meditation.
If you are a novice I would like you to suggest you to consider 2mins and range is 1-100.
Now close your eyes, and start to count numbers in reverse order, like 100 to 1.
DO NOT MAKE MISTAKE, while you are counting your numbers.
If you make a mistake then start it from 100 again.
Do not worry about other thoughts, issues or breathing cycle. Just count numbers in reverse order.
Once you are done with your defined number range.
Gently look your breath and slowly open your eyes.
You feel more focused now compare to before.
This technique is profoundly proved to increase focus on anything.
If you do for only 2 mins every day for only 8 weeks then It will change the thinking process and way to work in your routine life.