5 Minute Meditation
Summary: What Is Meditation? Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Although common to many religions (including Hinduism and Buddhism), meditation itself is not a secular or even spiritual activity, with many applications for it being found in non-spiritual contexts, such as business and health. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, It can enhance peace, calmness, and well-being. Research is ongoing to better understand the effects of meditation on health (psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular) and other areas. What Is 5 Minute Meditation? Although great success in meditation tends to follow in-depth practise for extended periods of time, it is possible to at least start to get some benefits even with short spells of meditating. Such as a quick 5 minutes each day. Which is where this podcast comes in, with a new meditation added every Monday. Is It For Me? These are designed to be suitable for everyone from complete beginner to seasoned professional, and all stages in between. In short – if you have ever fancied giving meditation a go, these 5 minute meditations are a great starting point! How to Listen to The Show Each episode premieres right here at noon (UK time) every Monday. You can catch-up on podcast or video at any time on a variety of different platforms, and you can get all the episodes (both in audio and in video format) further down this very page – the choice is yours! Catch Up With All The Episodes You can catch every single episode, together with show notes, information and contact details for each guest, and more, by selecting each episode below.
Let's go back to the basics of Meditation and experience it in its simplest form as a reminder.
Christmas is traditionally a time of peace and goodwill to all, so let's meditate on spreading that to friend and foe alike.
Sometimes we just need to take a few minutes out and relax... Which is exactly what we do in this 5 minute meditation.
If you could go forward in time to visit your older self for a few minutes, what advice do you think your older self would have for you right now?
If you could go back in time to visit your younger self for a few minutes, what advice do you think your younger self would have for you right now?
Rather than hiding from annoying thoughts, allow them to come and ask each one "What else?" until they run out.
Today, let’s strip it back to basics and take a few minutes out of our day to stop thinking, stop worrying, stop doing anything, and just be.
No matter how we attempt to relax, sometimes our thoughts stray constantly and without boundary. Here's a useful way to turn them off.
Life can seem so full of problems, so let’s spend just 5 minutes of meditation to allow ourselves to find a solution to one of them…
Imagined or real experience, we all have our own Happy Place. Let's spend a few minutes getting to know it, so we can quickly visit any time.