Did you know that just one minute of meditation a day can benefit brain health?
Dr. Reeta’s Minute Meditation
Stand, sit, or lie down in a quiet space. If you are using a chair–position your feet flat on the floor and set apart in line with your hips.
Close your eyes.
Focus on your breathing to begin.
Take a deep breath in, expanding your chest. Imagine the air filling every part of your lungs.
Hold for one second, then exhale, pushing all the air out of your lungs while imagining them emptying completely.
Breathe this way continuously for one minute. (I use an egg timer as this helps me to focus on the ticking if I’m having a difficult time quieting my mind. You can set a timer on your phone or watch.) If a thought comes into your mind, just tell the thought, “I’ll be with you in a minute”, and bring your focus back to breathing.
At the end of the meditation, open your eyes.
With daily practice, maintaining your focus will improve and become easier.
After a few days you may add a minute or more as it becomes easier for you.
Make this a part of your daily routine, and you will begin to look forward to it as a simple way
to quiet your mind.