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.
Whilst 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.
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!