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- Simply relax and accept whatsoever is the case. Just breathe, just watch, just be.
- Find a reasonably comfortable and alert position to sit for 40 to 60 min.
- Back and head should be straight, eyes closed and breathing normal. Stay as still possible, only changing position if it is really necessary.
- While sitting, the primary object is to be watching the rise and fall of the belly, slightly above the navel, caused by breathing in and out. It is not a concentration technique, so while watching the breath, many other things will take your attention away.
- Nothing is a distraction in vipassana, so when something else come's up, stop watching the breath, pay attention to whatever is happening until it 's possible to go back to your breath. This may include thoughts, feelings, judgments, body sensations, impressions from the outside world, etc.
- It is the process of watching that is significant, not so much what you are watching, so remember not to become identified with whatever comes up.