A one minute meditation is a good way to start thinking about meditation. Just the word "meditation" may stress you into saying, "but I don't have time."
Everyone is stressed-out due to their rushed lifestyle in trying to achieve and to do as much as possible.
Learning to meditate can be overwhelming, especially if you try to do 20 minutes the first time.
Just as a baby learns to walk and talk by baby steps, we need to do the same thing when we do a one minute meditation.
If we had learned to still our mind as children in school most of us would not have the problems and stress that we have today.
We are taught from childhood, at least I was, to work hard, make lots of money, and to achieve. In my case, I learned from my mother how to be a workaholic.
Back to meditation…I found it stressful when I started because I was trying too hard to concentrate on not thinking for 20 minutes. Plus the position that I was in was uncomfortable and gave me pain in my lower back and legs. That was too stressful.
Many years later, I finally met a yoga teacher who taught meditation and whose methods were relaxing. We were taught to go at our own pace which is very important. When doing any exercise, do not compare yourself with anyone else. Listen and respect your own body and find a position that is comfortable for you.
You can do a one minute meditation anywhere, although being in a relaxed setting with meditation music in the background helps. In the beginning, use a stopwatch. You will be amazed how quickly, one minute goes by. Now, let's begin!
If you focus on only your breathing and how your body is feeling, it’s over before you know it, and you will want to continue. But one minute is enough. During your day, you can take as many times as you want to do this little exercise.
I am sure you will find little pockets of time where you can fit this relaxing exercise into your schedule.
Try and do this exercise every day for a week. You may find that afterwards, your one minute meditation easily falls into more minutes. But don’t pressure yourself to do more.
Take you time and go within to feel your body – that is the key.
Perhaps now you are ready to go to meditation for beginners
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