Meditation is the practice of paying attention to the present moment with an accepting, non-judgmental disposition. Despite what many people think, the goal is not to stop thoughts but to simply notice them and allow them to pass without getting caught up in emotional reactions.
There are many benefits of meditating, these include increased awareness, improved self-awareness, increased self-compassion and a greater sense of calm. Regularly meditating can improve focus and concentration while also improving symptoms of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
Below you can listen to a selection of recorded meditations of varying lengths by clicking in the image to start the recording. A 3-minute meditation can be as useful as a 30 minute one when starting out, so can you allow yourself a few minutes out of your busy day so spend on yourself?