Have you taken any time for yourself today?
It’s easy to think of meditation and mindfulness habits as disciplines we’ll master when we have the time, rather than tools we can use to help us in the here and now. But meditation doesn’t have to last for hours or result in enlightenment to be worthwhile.
We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite stress-relieving meditations that target tension and help release it. So find a quiet space (even a locked bathroom works in a pinch) and give yourself a break. You deserve it.
This centering meditation will help you find serenity while remaining focused and alert – perfect for an intense day at work.
If you carry stress in your body, this one is for you.
Clocking in at under 4 minutes, this nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) exercise is a time-sensitive way to settle the mind.
Meditation isn’t always about chanting and wind chimes. Step into the ring with your troubles and come out on top.
Give yourself a break from mile-a-minute thoughts and concerns about the future in this 5-minute meditation.
Calling all control freaks! Here’s a reminder that everything – even stress – is temporary.
Original post on Centr.com