3 Ways a Short Meditation Can Deepen Your Practice

3 Ways a Short Meditation Can Deepen Your Practice

We all know that meditation is a great way to relieve stress, among other things. The problem is that for many of us, we simply don’t have the time to sit in practice for a long period of time. While there’s no prescribed time that you need to sit in meditation, there are some gurus out there that suggest 30-45 minutes, per session. Let’s be honest and say that no one has time for that, in most cases. Here are 3 ways a short meditation can deepen your practice!

That’s where I come in! What if I told you there are ways to shorten your time on the cushion and STILL get a deep practice in? Would you believe me? Here are 

3 Ways a Short Meditation Can Deepen Your Practice

You don’t feel as stressed out so you can concentrate on the feelings of the meditation.

Short meditations can help you really come into the present moment instead of worrying about future moments.

By doing short meditations, you can still feel like you’re fulfilling your practice goals without sacrificing time. This can help you feel better about your practice and the direction it’s going.

This begs the question of what is a short meditation? What would the right amount of time be? Talk about a difficult question, but I would say 5-10 minutes is a “short” session. I love these sessions because I can do a deep meditation, find my center, and get back to the day. Add that to the feeling of accomplishment you may have by doing the session, it’s a win/win. 

In addition to the benefits listed above, short sessions can give you more time to practice. You’re probably thinking, “I barely have time now, how am I supposed to add ANOTHER session in?” I get it. Basically, the rationale here is, if you can do a short session at the start of the day, you can most likely squeeze another short one in at another point in the day, or even at night. See what I did there? Shorter sessions can equal more sessions! 

Lastly, the reason I’m such a fan of this method is that I can take each one as I need it. For instance, if I have a tough morning, I can grab a session at lunch. Similarly, if I have a rough afternoon, I can get another quick one in before bed. It’s all about listening to your spirit and honoring what it needs. So, there you have it. There are 3 ways a short meditation can deepen your practice. 

My challenge to you now is to find at least 5 minutes to do one practice. I bet you’ll find more time than you think, and get hooked! While you’re at it, here are 3 more ways to deepen your practice!

I also would suggest checking out a previous entry on the benefits of meditation!

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