Join Scott Shute for an in-depth discussion in this video How long should I do this?, part of Mindful Meditations for Work and Life.
- [Instructor] One question I get a lot is, … how long should I do this? … And what do you do? … Well, there's an old story about a student … that goes to his teacher and asks, … hey, teacher, how long should I meditate every day? … And the teacher said, mmm, you should meditate … about an hour a day, but if you're really busy … and you don't have time, then make it two hours. … (chuckles) … You know, it's when we think we don't have time … and we're really stressed out … that we probably need it the most. … There's no right answer here. … Research shows that 20 minutes, … even as little as 10 minutes a day … for a couple months yields measurable benefits. … I say keep all that in mind, and do what works for you. … If you're having challenges building a habit, … simply start with one to two minutes every day … and build from there, and if you can work up … to 20 minutes a day, that's great. … But do what works for you. … Make the practice fit you and your life, … not the other way around. …
- Adapting your posture and body language
- Breathing exercises
- Arrival practice
- Body scanning
- Loving kindness
- Sound-based exercise
- Keeping your meditation practice going
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Laying the Groundwork for Success with Meditation
2. Three Breaths
Three breaths practice1m 55s
Arrival practice4m 38s
4. Counting Breaths
5. Deep Breathing
7. Body Scan
Body scan practice14m 26s
9. Sound-Based Exercise: Singing Hu
10. Making It Stick
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