Monday 26 September 2016

Sit still for 10 minutes every day

Published 12/04/2015 | 02:30

Not so long ago the idea of meditating conjured up images of hippies and incense…

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These days everybody from celebrities to politicians, businesses to schools are raving about the impact that the simple act of sitting still, closing your eyes and focussing on the breath for 10 minutes can have on changing your life.

In fact, practising meditation has been found to make you happier, more creative and less anxious.

And the reported health benefits include easing your arthritis, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, improve your sleep AND reduce cold symptoms - and you don't even need to get off the couch to do it. You can do it on your own or try the insanely popular Headspace app.

Download it on to your phone and it will give talk you through a different 10 minute guided meditation each day. The first 10 classes are free, too. After that you can sign up for a personalised 'journey' to make the most of your meditation.

n Marianne Power is the author of helpmeblog.net

Sit still for 10 minutes every day

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