Reducing stress doesn’t require hours of practice every day. Studies have shown that brain waves begin to change just after 15 minutes of meditation. So, whether you are new to the practice or are a seasoned pro with precious little time, it is possible to reap the benefits from just a few minutes a day.
Making time before you start your day is an easy way to set a positive tone. You don’t even have to get out of bed. Instead of trying to get 10 more minutes of unsuccessful snoozing, concentrate on your breath instead. Strong, deliberate breathing with a focus on the exhale, not the inhale will increase energy levels and kickstart body function.