Breathe in, breathe out. Meditation is really that simple. However, quieting your mind for a number of minutes can be daunting and challenging. We are so used to constant notifications and mental stimulation that any mental stillness can be near impossible to maintain, especially when first starting out with meditation.
Is it worth it? We think so. Meditation is a widespread practice which has been used for thousands of years to develop spiritually and calm the mind. The research on meditation is suggestive that it can help manage negative effects of stress, pain, addiction, and anxiety. Generally, there is something to gain for anyone in taking time for oneself, reconnecting with your inner being. A little bit of peace and quiet is good for everyone.
If you are looking to get into meditation, but can’t or don’t want to commit to a long and arduous session, there are plenty of short meditations available. Use these to get a taste of meditation to see if it’s for you, or, use them for a quick getaway during the working day.
Spire has a large collection of meditations lasting around 5 minutes or less. Get started with some of our short favorites listed below.