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 also possible to start to get some benefits even with short periods of meditating.

Such as a quick 5 minutes each day.

Which is where this podcast comes in, with new 5 minute meditations 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!

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Annie Wright
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Just what I needed to start the week. Thanks so much Keith.
Tony Edwards
The IT Smart Guy
A great start to the week - very simple, yet powerful.
Sue Ritchie
The Fertility Coach
These quick meditations are great breaks during the day.
Brad Burton
UK's #1 Motivational Business Speaker

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Letting Go

Sometimes we can find it difficult to let go of emotions which no longer serve us right now. Let’s let them go with this meditation.

Simple Meditation

For anyone who fears meditation sounds complicated, here’s a nice simple meditation to easy you in to the idea. Just for 5 minutes.

Autumn

As autumn approaches in the Northern hemisphere, let’s take a leaf (no pun intended) out of the book of the behaviour of trees.

Energy Top-up

Sometimes we all need a little energy top-up during our busy day. Let’s give ourselves a little fast-charge top-up with this meditation.

Removing The Chains

Sometimes we feel as though we are tied up in the chains of our problems- let’s release them with this mediation!

Message For You

It’s time to receive a message from the one who knows you the best and cares about you the most – your inner self.

Solution Within

What would it look like if you had the solution to that problem? Let’s find out with this 5 minute meditation!

Gold

Our 50th episode, so let’s Go for Gold in health, wealth, and happiness with this relaxing and refreshing 5 minute meditation.

Breath

A simple meditation you can use at any time to calm the breath and thus calm the mind and body.

Power of Fire

Let’s use the cleansing and healing power of fire to metaphorical let go of what’s holding you back.

Tranquility

Sit back, relax, close your eyes, and allow this meditation to help you to experience a deep feeling of peace, tranquility and transcendence.

The Beach

Let’s spend a few minutes at the beach, washing our worries away…

Who Are You?

Who are you? It’s a very common question, often asked, but do you really know the answer? Let’s find out!

Standing Observation

Let’s explore a different form of meditation this time, one which opens our eyes to what’s going on around us!

The Forest

Come on a relaxing trip into the forest, where we receive an uplifting message from an unexpected source.

Grief

A short meditation to help to let go and start to overcome grief from a loss, whether it’s of a person or a relationship.

Loving Kindness

The Buddha says that hatred cannot coexist with love and kindness.
Let’s practise some loving kindness in today’s meditation.

Re-energise

We so often use meditation t help us relax, today let’s explore using meditation to fill us with energy for the day ahead!

Existence

“I think therefore I am”. It’s one of the most powerful sentences ever created. But how do we KNOW we exist? Let’s start to explore that in this meditation.

Anger

Despite our best intentions, sometimes we still experience anger – this meditation helps us to remove that anger when it visits.

Calmness

Let’s meditate on calmness, and give ourselves a way to quickly and powerfully return us to a state of calmness whenever we most need it.

Time

Join us in this meditation as we explore our own personal connections and interactions with time, so we can make better use of whatever time we have.

Bodily Awareness

Often we focus our meditation on awareness of our mind, this time let’s focus on awareness of our body.

Detaching from Thoughts

In this meditation we develop our ability to detach from thoughts, no matter how much they arise or change – a very useful ability to cultivate!

Being Present

Meditation can really help us to Be Present, and that’s what this meditation does. Let’s take 5 minutes out and Be Present…

Love

How often do we take the time out to really radiate love to all, including to those we dislike, and even to ourself?

Let’s do that right now!

Feelings

Let’s take a few minutes out of our day just to notice what we can notice about the sensations we feel, to observe them, to let them be noticed.

Compliments

Many people find it really difficult to accept compliments. Let’s meditate on that!

Back To Basics

Let’s go back to the basics of Meditation and experience it in its simplest form as a reminder.

Peace and Goodwill

Christmas is traditionally a time of peace and goodwill to all, so let’s meditate on spreading that to friend and foe alike.

Waterfall of Relaxation

Sometimes we just need to take a few minutes out and relax…
Which is exactly what we do in this 5 minute meditation.

Older Advice

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?

Younger Advice

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?

What Else?

Rather than hiding from annoying thoughts, allow them to come and ask each one “What else?” until they run out.

Just Be

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.

Off Switch

No matter how we attempt to relax, sometimes our thoughts stray constantly and without boundary. Here’s a useful way to turn them off.

Problems

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…

Happy Place

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.

Detachment

A large part of meditation is about learning detachment from our thoughts, and so let’s have a little fun with that in this 5 minute meditation!

Paradise

Let’s explore your own personal paradise in this 5 minute meditation – a paradise to which you can return as often as you choose!

Connection

This 5 minute meditation gives us a simply way to re-establish those connections with everyone and everything on the planet.

Mindfulness

Here we have an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness and concentration, whilst also strengthening our ability to recognise our experience.

Sensations

We constantly experience a barrage of sensations every moment of every day, but when did you last take time out to just experience them?

Examining The Problem

Big or small, we all face many problems in life. Allow this meditation to help you adjust your perception and solve your problem.

Listen

When we simply sit and listen, without judgement meaning, it’s amazing the sounds which come to us. Let’s spend 5 minutes just listening.

Gratitude

Let’s find gratitude for the things which make life worth living. The more we experience gratitude, the more we find to be grateful for!

It’s OK

Whatever is going on right now in life, let’s just take five minutes out to give ourself a nice big hug and reassure ourself that actually –  It’s OK…

Self-Compassion

Compassion is something we naturally give to those we care about, but what about us? Let’s give ourselves a little self-compassion.

Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono is a very powerful practise, and in this meditation we are going to tap into it to enable us to forgive, and move forward.

Happy Memories

No matter what we have been through in life, we have countless very happy memories from times gone by. Let’s revisit some.

Who Am I?

Who am I? It seems like a very simple question, but it’s one whose apparent simplicity belies it’s complexity and hidden depths.

Stillness

There is a serenity to be found in stillness at any time – this short meditation allows us to find that stillness, any time we choose.

Reduce Anxiety

We can all face those moments where we feel anxiety – here is a quick way for each of us to regain a sense of calm and relaxation.

Spring Clean

Spring – a perfect time for a Spring Clean of our homes – and the perfect time for a good Spring Clean of our mind / soul / thoughts.

Body Scan

Doing a scan of every part of our body, seeing what’s going on, how it’s all feeling, and noticing what our body wants to tell us.

Come To Your Senses

An eye-open meditation enabling us to come to our senses, quite literally. A great way to take a break any time you feel the need for one.

Basic Meditation

How do we meditate? What if I get it wrong? This basic meditation offers an easy guide to help you experience how easy meditation is.

Introduction

What is meditation? What is 5 minute meditation about? Is it suitable for me? This episode answers these questions and more.