The following tips come from our Facebook users - maybe you have some more to share?
Yasmine: Bhramari before meditation to help you destress and remove the clutter in your mind...important really!!
Atul: Anuloma viloma (minimum 5min) lightens and empties your mind......................
Kireet: (1)Before Meditation --- Nadi Shodhan (Anulom Vilom) Pranayam to silence the mind. (2)At the outset --- Observe the breath going in and out. (3)During Meditation -- Shuddhi ---Rapid Detachment by saying "Detach" to any thought, sensation feeling for the entire course of meditation. (4)Changing the posture every 15 minutes.
Fred: agree with yasmine. my yoga instructor had also advised to do brahmari 9 times at least before diving into meditation.
Suresh: the techniques may vary from person 2 person. however, some rounds of kapalbhati followed by nadi shodhana and bhramari works well.advanced practitioners may collaborate it with bandhas.
William: I use the process of preparing my cushion, crossing my legs, and placing my hands, to set my intent to accept whatever comes while on the cushion.
Ariffatri: just focus on your breathing, inhale with the count of 5 and exhale in the count of 10, try to feel your stomach up and down, and your chest expanding.....in fact u may also close your eyes and focus at one point infront of you
Sulin: take a deep breathe...relax...try to recognise & still your mind that filled with the problems of the day.And the most important thing that you need to do is relax..
Mita: n even take any gods photo......or an object keep watching it for 5-8 mins n one ur mind in controle ...shift urself in meditation......let the -----OUTTER ATMOSPHERE BE CLEAN PLACE...NO NOISE..NO DISTRACTION......N FULL OF NATURAL LIGHT IT GIVES POSITVETY...
Tirumalanath: I normally get totally relaxed when i see small kids...very innocent, playful and full of energy. Just think about a small child and his actions; you will forget all other things.
Sadanand: PRACTICE AND UNATTACHMENT WITH WORLDLY MAYA
Guru Bala: If you have been awakened the Kundalini Shakthi, by a Guru ,you wont have problem on focussing your mind during meditation.! Any attempt to medite without initation will not help you in Dhyana.!