Day #794: Everything You Need to Know about Meditation in 2 Minutes!

The practice of mindfulness meditation is incredibly simple – and yet explanations and instructions can be overwhelming. This two-minute video from Happify breaks it down in the most adorable way – with animated mice!

Narrated by ABC news anchor and author of 10% Happier Dan Harris, the video tells it like it is, noting that as soon as you try to meditate, “your mind is gonna go nuts – and that’s fine.” Beginners and advanced meditators alike can benefit from the three easy steps laid out in this video:

1. Sit with your back straight and your eyes closed
2. Bring your attention to the feeling of your breath coming in and going out
3. Notice when you’ve gotten lost and then start over

That’s it. As Harris explains, meditation is a simple, secular, scientifically-validated mental exercise – “like a bicep curl for your brain.” And how much meditation do you need to do to enjoy the benefits? According to the meditation mouse, just five to 10 minutes per day.
Ready to give it a try?

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