5 Minute Meditation For Beginners

5 Minute Meditation For Beginners

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In such a fast-paced society, where we are not only always pushing ourselves physically but also consistently stimulating our mind, it’s so important to take the time to slow it all down and reconnect. This is where meditation is a powerful tool for healing the body, mind and spirit.

Meditation is not just a trendy fad, it’s been around for centuries and used by many cultures. Meditation for me has bought more mindfulness in to my day to day by allowing me to be more present with my time and to take note of my reactions. But benefits can come in many forms, such as; boosting the immune system, reducing stress and anxiety, improved concentration, decreased blood pressure, improved sleep and if you allow it, meditation can be a source of comfort and clarity.

Lots of people think the goal of meditation is about stopping all thoughts. It’s not. Maybe for some they get to this point, but it is not the goal. Through meditation we start to recognise our relationship to ‘thought’ and instead of attaching ourselves to those thoughts we simply observe them and learn not to identify with any particular emotion. In short, we become the observer.

Think of your mind as a lake. If there are ripples on the surface of the lake you cannot see beyond the surface. However, if the lake is calm you can look inwards to the essence of what holds the lake together.

There are many ways to meditate, and if you’re new to meditation it can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. It might be challenging when you start, but the key is to allow yourself to have fun with it. Like any skill, it takes practice and patience.

Click here to read my 5 meditation tips, and my 5 Minute Go-To Meditation.

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