My current meditation technique
Sequence: I start with a few minutes of Mantra repetition followed by one round of Cutoff breathing and then switch to Ambushing my thoughts.
Posture: I either sit on a pillow placed on the floor, or sit on a chair. I keep a straight back and do my best to avoid slouching. Leaning forward may invite the exchange of meditation with sleep and may also invite back aches.
Breathing: I breath a full 3-stage Yogic Breathing while meditating. This is the foundation of my meditation.
Tempo of the breathing is reduced to about 6 breaths per minute.
Generally, I try to keep my exhaling duration slightly longer than my inhaling duration, to increase relaxation.
Soft and silent breathing.
Mouth: Lips are closed, small gap between the upper and the lower teeth, tong at the roof of the mouth.
Eyes: I prefer to meditate with my eyes close. At the end of the session, I may feel that my eyes are slightly sticky, a bit like when I wake up in the morning.
Sounds: I mostly sit in silence and try not to produce any breathing sounds.
Sometimes I may listen in the background to a recording of the soft sounds of a Water stream.
Smiles: I may add some smiles on the inhale and a neutral expression on the exhale.
Duration: 60 minutes first thing in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening before going to sleep.