Inner peace. Since we’re in the middle of a contentious election season, couldn’t we all use some of that right now? I’d like to share a 5-minute meditation for peace and clarity that you can use just about anywhere.
In this 5-minute meditation, we will learn how to control your focus and use your breath to calm the mind and body. Meditation is something that we can all practice in our lives that brings about physical and mental well-being. And at only 5-minutes, you have no excuse that you don’t have enough time to meditate.
It doesn’t matter whether you sit or lay down as long as you find a place where you won’t be disturbed. Just make sure your body is in a somewhat stable position and have the palms of your hands face the sky.
Breathing is Everything
As you find your quiet space, close your eyes. Now take slow and deep inhalations followed by slow and controlled exhalations. Make your breath release from your belly. With each round, aim for stillness in the body. Let your obligations, thoughts, and responsibilities release. Open yourself to relaxation and peacefulness.
Give yourself time to be patient. If stressful thoughts and emotions arise, simply notice them, and then allow them to pass by. With your breath still at your belly, bring your attention to the center of your body. Perhaps you’re feeling lighter and more open. Stay with the breath and focus on your experience.
After the Meditation
A 5-minute meditation goes by pretty quickly, but don’t let the feeling of peace and serenity pass. Remember your simple breathing techniques and find a quiet spot to practice when you need this peace again. Remember, 5-minutes of meditation can be the best self-care you can offer yourself.
Did you find this 5-minute meditation helpful? Is there a meditation practice that you like to use for short periods of time? I’d love to hear your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you’re curious about more meditation practices, be sure to read “Morning Meditations to Start Your Day“.
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