THE 5-MINUTE HACK THAT’S GOT YOUR BACK
Countless studies back the benefits of meditation, but reaping the rewards requires a little know-how: 1/ Assume the Position
This isn’t yoga, so you won’t be expected to bend into questionable shapes named after even more questionable animals. Sit in a relaxed, upright position with your hands resting comfortably in your lap. You don’t have to sit crosslegged on the floor; a comfortable chair works too.
2/ Find Your Focal Point
Focus your mind on one thing. We call this a mantra or a mind tool. Your mantra could be a particular word, or a sound outside, or even just your breath and the sensation of your sitting body. Here’s a cool one too: a flickering candle flame is a great focal point as well.
3/ Exercise Control
Your mind will wander, but when you notice it, gently bring back your thoughts to your mantra. The act of refocusing strengthens your attention. Remember, the longer you meditate, the deeper your state of relaxation.