Focused meditation involves concentration using any of the five senses. For example, you can focus on something internal, like your breath, or you can bring in external influences to help focus your attention, like the sound of the sea or the sensation of your breath on your face as you exhale. You may use mala beads, holding them in your hands whilst counting or repeating an intention or mantra. You may choose to listen to a gong or stare at a candle flame. This practice may be simple in theory, but it can be difficult for beginners to hold their focus for longer than a few minutes at first. If your mind does wander, it’s important to come back to the practice and your chosen point of focus. As the name suggests, this practice is ideal for anyone who requires additional focus in their life.