Stressed out? Upset? Feeling anxious? Take a minute, close your eyes and breathe deeply for 60 seconds. You’ll feel better, trust us…

Meditation, to engage in mental exercise for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. An ancient ritual, dating all the way back to 5,000 BC with religious ties to almost all religious deviations. The way people execute meditation varies and all different kinds of people do the exercise for the same end goal. These purposes include finding mindfulness, relaxation, to reduce stress and spike creativity.

The real question you may wonder is, why is meditation for me? Meditation can be impactful to you because as The Minute Project endorses, one minute is significant. For example, one minute of a simple meditation session can; improve sleep, help you manage stress, improve mood, lower blood pressure and help you control any pains you are feeling.

Trying meditation only takes one minute and can be a very simple, relaxing task. No matter where you are you can always perform meditation and find yourself in a more serene, calm mood. After this paragraph, you can find an example of a meditation, we perform at The Minute Project almost daily in order to find a nice, calm peace whenever we begin to feel anxious or stressed out with anything in our daily lives… Give it a try, it only takes sixty seconds!

The 60 Second Meditation: 6-3-6

  1. Find a comfortable, relaxing, zen position to sit or lay down. Become as still as possible and get set to begin your meditation. You can turn off the lights and add calming scents, candles or other aromas for additional effect.
  2. Breathe normally, close the eyes, and “drop in” to the present moment.
  3. Take one slow breath in through the nose (6 seconds).
  4. Now hold your breath for 3 seconds.
  5. Exhale slowly through the mouth (6 seconds).
  6. Pause and observe the body for a few moments, focusing on your heart’s rhythm. Relax any tension, and begin again. 
  7. Perform 4 cycles for a calming 60 second meditation. If you perform this one to two times per day you will gradually see an effect in your resting heart rate and anxiety will decrease. You can also perform this act for however long you would like, another suggested time period is a five minute meditation which would be 20 cycles of this meditation.

A fun quote pertaining to meditation & its effect in just one minute- 

A little bit of yoga-style meditation. Relaxing and breathing even just one minute a day makes a big difference. –Dolph Lundgren

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