Planet Soul

How to Meditate When You Can’t Shut Your Mind Off

Easy steps to keep at it when the world gets in the way

Illustration: Marilyn Edith Whyland

I’ve been practicing techniques of raja yoga (royal union) meditation for a long time—48.5 years, to be exact. It’s an essential part of my life, and it’s helped me become more patient, kind, curious, happy, and fulfilled.