Are you interested in meditation but not super-knowledgable? Did you know you can meditate not only while sitting, but while walking or laying as well?
Here’s a few different forms appropriate to the beginner that have helped me, and guided examples between ten and fifteen minutes in duration:
This is the first form I was introduced to – first in rehab, and then by way of Israel Regardie’s book on spiritual awakening. It really helps you become more aware of your body, how you hold yourself, and gives you “something to do” while meditating, which is non-judgementally observing your body and mind. It’s a great first form of meditation.
Another nice first meditation, you are guided on a journey to peace while using your imagination. This example also uses affirmations.
This trains you to focus a little more than body scan does (in my opinion), and re-teaches you to breathe fully and slowly.
A gatha is a poem that gives you something to think about while controlling your breath.