The benefits of meditation seem to be endless. Calming, healing, transforming, connecting, and rejuvinating, to name a few.
There are so many practices to choose from that it can take some research and self-reflection to find the practice right for you.
The next step is to find the time. If we all had a few extra hours in the day, it would be easy, but most of us are lucky if we have can squeeze out a few extra minutes. Regularity is the important thing.
Here’s 5 practices that can be done when you have just a few minutes. On a lunch break, at a car wash, sitting in your car, right when you wake up or before falling asleep.
Meditation is not so much a practice of tuning out as it is tuning in. Tuning in to what is, even if that’s not a quiet, meditative place.
A Lesson in Allowing What Is (MindBodyGreen)
Taking a few moments and bringing nonjudgemental attention to an intention for our day – be that love, gratitude, openness, fearlessness – can encourage us to focus on embodying those traits as our day unfolds.
Where Our Truth Lies (Elephant Journal)
Do you feel like you’re sleepwalking through most of your day? Awakening is not always an illusive, nirvana-like state. It can be as simple as bringing attention to what is right in front of you.
STOP the Cycle and Step into the New (PositivelyPositive)
In this 6-minute video clip Dr. Parisi walks you through a stress-reducing meditation. Try it and let us know how it works!
Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Joe Parisi (Huffington Post)
This practice is about opening to the space, support and love that already exists in your own heart.
Meditate on the Heart (Care2)