Timeless Tranquility with Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

Train your thoughts to feel less stressed and create an environment that is welcoming to all.

Lorna Harvey
4 min readJun 12, 2024
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This year has had some major ups and downs. In March, I needed surgery that, thankfully, I have successfully recovered from, and then in May, I came down with a major cold. To say that I have been a little stressed is an understatement.

Because of the stress and anxiety I have been feeling, I’ve been looking for something to help me relax and quiet my mind. So, doing some research, I found some old-world techniques that might be worth trying.

People have sought ways to calm their brains for millennia. Humans sought inner calm long before new distractions from contemporary technology entered our lives.

Even by today’s standards, these four age-old methods have proven beneficial for calming thoughts and finding inner peace.

Start a Meditation Practice

1. Engage in Breathing Exercises. One quick and easy way to relax is to practice breathing meditation. To begin, locate a peaceful, comfortable spot to sit and pay attention to your breathing. You’ll be able to meditate for longer amounts of time and focus on your breathing in any environment with practice.

2. Establish a



Lorna Harvey

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on https://www.createthebestlife.com/.