If you have a hectic lifestyle (as most of us do) a moment of uninterrupted silence and personal space can sometimes feel like a special retreat. Although for some of us it is a challenge to even dedicate the quality time needed to fully relax, unwind and recharge our batteries. So I have created this short 5 minute meditation music video to encourage you to give yourself those precious five minutes of time dedicated to you and your wellbeing.
When we do not look after ourselves well and give ourselves the daily care we need, we become under resourced and may struggle to cope. This can leave us vulnerable to work life frustration, anxiety, depression and overall leads to us being less productive and creative in our lives.
Less stress means more happiness.
The art of mindfulness can be developed by anyone. Even 10 minutes of focused reflection a day will have a profound impact on the quality of life.
The purpose of meditation is to help clear negative emotions, sharpen concentration and clarify thoughts. A calm and uncluttered mind is more capable of creating success.
I have created this 5 minute meditation music video entitled ‘The Heart of the Rose’ to support you to gently refocus your mind onto the beauty of nature and place of greater balance and stillness. Let your gaze rest on the image of the rose whilst listening to the accompanying nature sounds and relaxing music. Practising this meditation on a daily basis will help you with concentration and redirect your focus towards the many beautiful gifts that surround you.
Create a new mindfulness habit
The video can be used to help create a new habit for meditating. For example, you can gradually increase the length of time to watch the video to 10 or 15 minutes. The film length is 5 minutes. So to increase the length of time meditating just simply restart the video.
When I first starting meditating about 15 years ago, I discovered that the more I allowed myself to experience it’s true benefits the stronger my natural desire was to keep using the mindfulness activity in my life.
The Heart of the Rose Meditation
A rose is like life; you will meet thorns along the way, but if you have faith and believe in your dreams you eventually move beyond the thorns into the glory of the flower. Excerpt from“The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”, by Robin S. Sharma
When preparing to meditate sit upright in a position that promotes proper posture. Relax the body and the jaw.
When breathing place your hand on your tummy and allow the belly to expand (like a balloon inflating) whilst inhaling. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth in a gentle motion. You will feel the tummy rise and fall with the hand. Try to fill your lungs from the bottom to the top. Then when exhaling allow the weight of the hand and stomach muscles to gently force the air out from your lower belly until the lungs are empty. Repeat the process in a natural rhythm. This technique is called soft belly breathing which is a good exercise to help relax anytime when there are no outside distractions.
When you play the film (below) focus your attention on the flower and notice its colour, texture and design of beauty. If other thoughts enter the mind distracting you from the Heart of the Rose do not worry. This is just a sign of the untrained mind. Simply return the focus onto the center of the Rose. Eventually your mind will grow stronger and more disciplined through regular practice.
See if you can practice this meditation for 7 days to create a new and healthy habit in your life. Let me know how you get on.
Press the play button on the video to start the meditation and most of all enjoy.
The inspiration behind the creation of the 5 Minute Meditation Music Video
I was inspired to create the piano music and video after reading a book called The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari written by Robin Sharma. The book is about the story of a lawyer who’s out of balance lifestyle leads him to a near death experience which forces him to seek answers to some of life’s most important questions. The book describes many techniques used by Monks to help create life happiness and fulfilment. A popular technique used by the Monks included the Heart of the Rose meditation.
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