1. Set aside a special place for meditation – the atmosphere you build up will help still the mind.
2. Choose a time when your mind is free of everyday concerns – dawn and dusk are ideal.
3. Using the same time and place each day conditions the mind to slow down more quickly.
4. Sit with your back, neck and head in a straight line, facing north or east.
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