For many people, the thought of meditation is intriguing, however, finding the time to practice meditation every day may be a barrier—or even a deal breaker.
That’s why it’s wonderful to know that there is a “short form” of meditation.
The short form is perfect for those not ready to start a regular meditation practice, what’s more, it offers many of the physiological benefits of a regular meditation practice such as reduced tension and stress, and improved health, mental clarity and vitality.
I learned about the short form of meditation last Saturday when I participated in a three-
The short form of meditation allows you to relax, recoup and regroup—also known as “taking a breather” and “clearing your head”. It’s a way to step back from whatever is going on in order to relax and gain perspective and understanding. In doing so, you’re more likely to see solutions rather than problems and difficulties.
How to do short form meditation:
1) Sit in a chair in an upright yet relaxed posture with feet flat on the floor (you may need to put something under your feet such as a pillow or footrest)
2) Close your eyes and get comfortable
3) Take 3 deep, relaxing breaths
4) Take 2 more deep, relaxing breaths
Repeat periodically throughout the day. It will help move you from “on the edge” to “center”.
“Meditation is the other side of prayer. Prayer is a conversation; meditation is the listening for the response.