Download an app like Calm or Headspace to get into the habit. Just 5 minutes is all it takes to improve your mind and body. Meditation is a great thing to add to your workplace wellness campaign. Don’t forget that all popular fitness and health apps connect to Fitlink.
Set a timer for 5 minutes so you can relax and not worry about the time. Then take a moment to find a comfortable and quiet place to sit. Rest your arms and hands wherever they feel comfortable.
Next, try to become as relaxed as you can. Focus on your breath and tune in and be aware of your body. Use all your senses and be aware of the sensations and experiences you’re having right now. Whatever you are thinking, there is no wrong or right thought. Just try to watch it without judging, and feel the natural rhythm and flow of your body and breath.
Focus on your body. Slowly inhale deeply into the ribs, into your chest, then to the crown of your head. Hold for a second gently and repeat. Try to be aware and present here for about 5 minutes. Notice your surroundings and your own body and mind, in silence. You may get lost in thought from time to time and that is completely normal. Don’t judge this and instead, return to your breath. Let your breathing be natural and don’t try to force it. Let your body do what it’s naturally able to.
After a few sessions, you’ll start to find it easier to perform this meditation. You’ll also notice how when you become aware and stop any anxious thoughts, your body will become more relaxed.
Practice this work from home meditation regularly and you’ll feel the difference in mind and body.