Got five minutes? Try these easy meditation tips February 25, 2018 – Posted in: Advice, Personal Development, Spirituality – Tags: benefits, breath, connect, go within, inner mind, meditate, meditation, mindful, mindfulness, peace, positivity, practice, relax
“If you don’t go within, you go without” – meditation is the key to finding stress relief and answers within yourself (rather than in caffeine, sugar, or Google) and it’s something you can do pretty much anywhere and everywhere. For quick five minute meditation, I do this…
– Find somewhere where you’ll be undisturbed for five minutes – the loo, your car, a bench, your desk – and set your alarm to stop you fretting about overrunning.
– Set your intention to “go within” for five minutes and be clear about what you need from this time: clarity? rest? time out? Set your intention and then trust that you’ll get what you need.
– Sit upright, hands on your thighs, and count ten deep breaths in and out.
– Next, scan your body from top to toe, actively switching off any tense muscles on the way. Relax your eyes, your jaw, your tongue, your shoulders and arms, your chest, your tummy, your pelvis, your thighs, and your toes. Imagine each body part melting as you do this.
– Now, imagine you have a cord or a channel running from the floor, up through your spine and out of the top of your head. With every in-breath imagine positivity coming up through the channel into your body and then, with every out-breath, imagine any stress or negativity you have leaving through the top of your head. Continue to imagine this with every breath. Allow thoughts to come and go. When you notice you’re lost in thought, simply return to the idea of the cord or channel and continue breathing.
– Continue to do this until your alarm sounds. Gently open your eyes, stretch and return to your day.
That’s it! There’s no such thing as a bad meditation and the more you practice the easier you’ll find going within. Good luck, and please do let me know any tips you use that work well for you.