It takes just ten minutes a day to experience stillness, clarity and peace. To feel better.
Just ten minutes a day makes a real difference to our happiness.
Scroll down for tips & a free guided breathing meditation
Take ten minutes for peace now with this easy 4–step breathing meditation
Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. The most important thing is to keep your back straight to prevent our mind becoming sluggish or sleepy.
Sit with your eyes partially closed and turn your attention to the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves your nostrils. This sensation is the object or focus point of our meditation and we should stay focused on it to the exclusion of everything else.
Resist the temptation to follow the different thoughts as they arise and try to concentrate on the breath to the exclusion of everything else. If you discover your mind has wandered and is following your thoughts, immediately return it to the breath.
Practise like this until your mind starts to feel more lucid, spacious and refreshed. Enjoy this feeling of inner peace for a while.
Try this free 10 minute guided meditation
Meditation at home: tips & inspiration for creating time and space
Find a comfortable spot, on a cushion, on the sofa, on the back step. Just sit, close your eyes, and breathe. There is nothing else to think about, worry about or plan.
Nothing else you need to do. Nowhere else you need to be.
Sit with yourself for a while.
Things are not always perfect. We can quieten the television, the kids, the teenager’s music if we can, but most of all, we can accept.
If we are interrupted with a question we can stop, and start again. If a plane flies overhead or if our doorbell rings, we can accept.
Allow yourself to relax, physically and mentally. Our noisy mind becomes quiet – and we stay. We do this every day and enjoy it like a treat.
Let go of all expectation. Don’t be in a rush. Noise is just normal. Disruption is normal.
Smile and let go.
Over time our housemates watch and learn. Our children watch and learn.
Even our pets begin to settle by our side.
We meditate alone or amidst the chaos of family life.
We find the peace inside our mind, which has been hidden all this time like a treasure.