There is no doubt that there are a lot of benefits associated with mediation. It reduces stress, it clears the mind, it lowers the blood pressure, and it can increase our overall energy level. So why isn't everyone practicing it? Well, it is one thing to spout off the benefits, but it is a whole other thing to actually do it.


Practice makes perfect 

There are many reasons why most of us do not mediate. We feel silly, or we feel that we can not fit it into our already busy schedule, or we simply do not know how to begin. We simply make mediation seem to complicated. This is one place where practice makes perfect. The more you meditate, the better at it you will get.


5 minutes

Everyone can find five minutes of their day to meditate. However, what are you suppose to do? In order for any meditation practice to be successful, you need to be comfortable. Most people find this to be a sitting position. One meditation called Metta Mediation deals with the heart. The premise is that you open your heart to wish others to be well as well as yourself. You spend a minute focusing on someone else's happiness. Repeat Metta phrases to emphasis this happiness. Next, you focus on your well being and happiness. Repeat Metta phases to yourself that will help you to be kind to yourself.


One of many

That is just one of many different meditations that can be done in a short amount of time. As you get more comfortable, you can lengthen your meditations if you wish. You may just enjoy doing the five-minute meditations as a way of doing a little something for yourself every day. Click on five minute meditation practices for more details.