Sit in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) with a straight spine. Close your eyes and then open them just a little bit. Stare at the tip of your nose. Meditating here will help still a noisy mind. Cross the forearms below the wrists, in front of the chest.
Work with the mantra Sa-Ta-Na-Ma.
Begin to chant, Saa - taa - naa maa as you play the fingers by touching the thumb tip to the fingertips in the following fashion:
Saa touch the tip of the thumbs to the index fingers
Taa touch the tip of the thumbs to the middle fingers
Naa touch the tip of the thumbs to the ring fingers
Maa touch the tip of the thumbs to the pinkie fingers
Continue for 11 minutes. To end, inhale, hold, close the eyes, and become completely still. Relax. The hemispheres will balance; a new sense of peace will ensue.
If you have a specific question or prayer that you need answered, you may wish to light a candle to help illuminate your answer.