Successful meditation in five minutes seems like an oxymoron – especially when the world tells you sitting for 30 minutes is the only way to achieve peace.
But, if sitting 30-minutes in a lotus position takes too much time, or is just too boring (or too painful), I’m telling you doing a 5-minute meditation for busy people is okay. And it might be better in the long-run.
It’s Okay to Meditate for Five Minutes
Whether you just turned to meditation or been practicing for some time, you’ll find yourself pressed for time occasionally. Doing several five-minute meditations can benefit you more than carving out 30 minutes – both mentally and physically.
Firefighters and EMTs are a prime example of this. Some organizations look at the benefits of quick meditation on the responder’s ability to concentrate, change focus, and remain collected in times of stress.
Although they know meditation reduces their stress, the problem...