You've probably heard all about the benefits of meditating. It can improve memory and concentration, reduce stress levels and research has even suggested that it may be effective at decreasing the risk of certain medical conditions like age-related memory loss. So, why do we all still find it so hard to actually stick to a meditation regime?
Whether you're "too busy" or you just find it plain boring, we've compiled a simple, fuss-free guide to meditating that everyone (yes, everyone) can stick to. The best news? You only need between five and 20 minutes to get zen.
Paul Selvey, the founder of Power Flow Yoga, explained: "In today’s fast-paced world, most of us struggle to find a peaceful place or time to meditate. Even though only 5-20 minutes a day is all it takes to feel benefits, this precious time seems hard to come by."
Paul has shared this step-by-step guide to finding your peace amidst the chaos - and you can even do it on your commute.
Step 1. Sit tall (you can even do it standing up)
Step 2. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds around you and feel the movement of the transport. Hear the engine, road/rail noises, noises inside, noises outside, people talking, phone tapping, papers rustling.
Step 3. Do not engage or try to understand any of the sounds, listen to them like music or a soundtrack. Try to find the rhythm. The symphony of life going on around you while you pause.
"Changing annoyance or distraction into beauty is the key to chilling out and meditating," he explains. "With practice, this could even work for noisy neighbours or snoring."
Anyone else going to be trying this on the train home?
[Via GLAMOUR UK]