Just 25 minutes…

 

Just 25 Minutes of Meditation May Help Manage Stress

Posted by Viral Global News Reader on July 7, 2014 in Health

Just 25 minutes meditation

A new study that was released today in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology has found that all a person would need to do is set aside a little less than 30 minutes each day to help lower and manage stress, especially for people who are surrounded and burdened by demanding tasks. This new study states that if a person were to spend about 25 minutes per day meditating, then that should be just enough to help a person mentally respond better to situations that induce stress.

Now that you’ve read that you may want to gradually increase your meditation time to 20 or 25 minutes. Don’t hurry this process unless you have prior experience. Just remember that anything you do to help you to unwind and stay happy is helping you!

 

Silence is very healing

Silence is very healing

 

silence is very healing

 

Sitting silently, quietly in meditation provides us with the opportunity to experience real peace and happiness.

Sitting quietly leads to calmness and a steady mind that allows us to be more fully present.

It is in silence that we begin the process of re-training our minds so that they are more present and more aware.

 

Waking up to our life

Waking up to our life

Meditation Tip

Waking up to our life

Foggy mornings make things hard to see. Shapes seem to change, to shift until we look at them closely. The fog hides the colour and the form of what stands in front of us.

Our mind’s usual default position is its inner dialogue. We are often so involved with this internal chatter that we are hardly ever present. The world around us is like a fog.

However regular meditation can help us to see through the ‘fog’ of our thoughts and feelings.

It is a wonderful way of waking up to our life. Otherwise we miss most of our experiences because we are somewhere else in our mind!

ebb and flow of life

Ebb and Flow of Life

Meditation Tip

Ebb and flow of life

Does this image represent your mind? Confusion, worry, fear anger…

Or do you see it as representing the continual shift between darkness and light that we find both in ourselves and our world?

We are complex beings. Sitting quietly in meditation, observing what is, enables us to learn to be present with the ebb and flow of life.

 

keeping things simple

Keeping things simple

Meditation Tip

Can you imagine the stillness and quiet of being a cow in a paddock?

keeping things simple
No lists of things to do, no difficult people to try and please, and nothing to do but eat!

Are you someone who complicates things – I am. So my meditation practices help me to keep things simple. They calm my mind, they unwind the tension that has built up, and they connect me to something greater than myself.

Stay with your focus

Stay with your focus

Meditation Tip

In meditation we visit parts of ourselves that are unknown. Do not be concerned if at times you feel uncomfortable. Stay with your focus and the discomfort will pass. Something will replace it. And it may be a sense of deep and abiding peace.

Stay with your focus