Have you found your zen?
We are all living busy lives that lead to high levels of stress, anxiety, and what not. That is why it is essential to reduce the time to sit and meditate.
Harvard University researchers conducted a study to identify what happens to the mind when we meditate regularly. To do this, 16 participants were put through a guided meditation program that lasted for 27 minutes a day. The participants were tasked with doing this for eight weeks.
After two months, the researchers observed brain regions associated with learning, emotion, memory, control, self-awareness and perspective increased in volume. Therefore, the results led us to conclude that meditation is beneficial for our general well-being.
If you’ve tried meditation and done it a few times, you’ll realize that it’s actually not “too hippie,” because it really makes you wonder.
A question most beginners ask is—”how long should I meditate?”
What Kind of Result Do You Want to Get?
When you meditate, you want to get something specific out of it—it could be peace, calm, or you’re looking for a deeper meaning. Whatever the reason, the time you spend meditating can be based on the results you want.
The thing to remember with meditation is that the results are not always immediate. For example, in the first few days of your meditation, you may not even notice the changes because they are subtle and tend to blend into our daily routines. Only when you sit down to meditate again, after a few days, weeks, or months will you be able to reflect on its effects.
This is also why if you meditate, you might want to consider keeping a journal. Write down the effects of meditation that you experienced that day, no matter how small. This will help you track its progress and see how it is working for you.
Another thing to keep in mind is that meditation is not a science, rather, it is an art. Be faithful to the practice and follow your intention with discipline and commitment, and rest assured, you will get the results you want.
This also means that you have to be patient because unfortunately, you don’t get to decide how quickly the results will manifest in your life.
If you ever meet individuals who talk about the results of meditation they experienced in just a few days of meditation, avoid comparing yourself. We are all different and have different personalities and histories. You never know how it will work, you may get results right away, or it may take more time.
What is important is that you are consistent.
Don’t worry, I know you really want to get an idea of the specific amount of time for meditation. So, here are some of them…
Meditating for 10 minutes a day is enough to see significant results, based on research at the University of Waterloo in Canada. You can achieve significant results by simply sitting down and breathing deeply for 10 minutes.
Yes, that is the most ideal time you need to spend on meditation every day. If you are new to this, meditating for 2 to 3 minutes is fine, you can increase the time gradually as you get into the practice.
Daily meditation can transform your life and give you the results you want.
Are you ready to transform yours?