Stress relief, lowered blood pressure, improved mood, better brain function, increased healing, expanded awareness and sense of connection – These are only some of the amazing benefits of daily meditation. You’ll be surprised to learn that you can achieve all of that even if your busy schedule only allows 5 minutes of daily mindfulness meditation.
You don’t need fancy meditation aids, advanced techniques and a Hawaiian beach setting. All you need is a quiet room, silence and your own breathing.
At first, it might not be so easy. Your body may feel uncomfortable, your mind may wonder – But it’s o.k. However, this simple self improvement method is too powerful to neglect.
All you need is 5 minutes a day. That’s it. Ready? This is how it’s done:
Meditation for Beginners – How to Stop Thinking for 5 minutes
Eliminate Distractions. Find a quiet room in your house and make sure nobody will bother you. Sit in whatever way you like, as long as your spine is straight and you are comfortable. Do not lie down.
Set an alarm clock to 5 minutes. Close your eyes and breathe into your belly.
Notice any tension in your body and in what areas. Don’t try to fix it or change it, just gently take note and let it be there.
Try to focus on your breathing. Close your mouth and breathe in and out of your nose. Breathe into your belly in a natural and smooth way, deepen your breaths slowly. Focus your attention on your belly moving in and out with each inhale and exhale.
Repeat until the 5 minutes are up. And do this everyday, weekends too!
Total meditation time: 5 minutes.
Note: Remember, the idea is never to try to “stop thinking” but to allow the thoughts to appear without “attaching to them”, they naturally disappear. Practicing meditation for 5 minutes a day will help you learn to be present and live the live you want to live.
Did you try it? How did it go? Share your thought in the comments below!
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