Is there anyone who meditates on a regular basis at all or use any other type of relaxation technique, be it working out, writing poetry etc.? I'm interested in what people do or know about and wish they could do more regularly. Basic techniques you can do at the comfort of your own home would be best but even more advanced techniques are good. In high school, some of the teachers took class time to do a basic breathing technique in which you sit in a relaxed position (but not slouching), close your eyes, stop any outside thoughts and concentrate solely on your breathing. For some reason they emphasized having a much longer exhale than inhale and usually talk you through the process to keep you focused.