I thought that perhaps it was time to offer something constructive in an effort to help balance the overwhelming negative energy that is confronting and frustrating us at each turn.
I would like to introduce some teachings on two forms of Taoist meditation.
Microcosmic Orbit &
The Inner Smile.
As seen in the illustration, 15 points upon the body are marked and named. Each having various characteristics. It should be noted that this system of energy points is akin to Charkras and these locations are known throughout Vedic, Buddhist and Taoist teachings. Our focus here is mainly Taoist although I may offer some Buddhist or Vedic perspectives.
These meditations are usually performed while in a seated position. It is possible to use a Buddhist semi lotus or full lotus positions if that is familiar to you. Others should use a comfortable chair while sitting several inches away from the back of the chair. There is also a standing practice that is most effective once a sitting practiced has been established and the movement of internal energy is well established.
I would ask that in this very early stage, one find the chair that is most suitable, find a quiet time ( try to devote five to ten minutes) scan your body for tight shoulders, scrunched face, etc... and try to let your body relax. Imagine a thread running just behind your belly button, ascending upwards through the center of your head and keeping you gently erect, without force. Inhale deeply through your nose while keeping your jaw slightly relaxed while the tip of your tongue is resting gently behind the teeth on the roof of your mouth. Let your breath find its normal sense of flow
Practice this relaxed posture for a time. It is always important to have proper posture in any meditation practice. In time, when we are ready, we will proceed.