Think you need 30 minutes in a quiet, dark room to get into the meditation frame of mind? Not necessarily. You can calm and center yourself anytime, anywhere, in the form of 60-second meditations. These are simple acts that carry the same health benefits as longer sessions of meditation.
For centuries, people have turned to meditation to quiet the mind and soothe the soul, but there may be even more concrete health benefits to this ancient practice. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest interesting findings.
Though meditation has been around for millennia, it can be a bit of a mystery for some. Getting at the truth about what meditation is—and isn’t—may help warm you up to the idea of giving it a try. Don’t let misconceptions deter you from reaping its benefits.
Although practicing meditation can help us slow down and be in the moment, some techniques, like a body scan meditation, can be particularly helpful in learning to tune in with ourselves.
Visualization meditation is a simple technique that can help you relax, reduce stress levels and temporarily unplug from the demands of everyday life. For some, it can even help relieve insomnia and ease headaches.