Last year I ran a poll with one question: What is the number 1 reason for why you don’t regularly meditate?
35% of people in this poll all said that the *number 1 reason* for not meditating regularly is they don’t have time.
And I get it – which is why I tell people that, on my busy days, my morning meditation is 2 minutes. It’s strange that the misconception with mindfulness is that you need half an hour or more to do a meditation. It’s just not the case.
Don’t get me wrong, to have a healthy and nourishing mindfulness routine we need a balance of shorter and longer meditations. For instance, you may only have time for a short breathing meditation during the working week. On Saturday you may be able to commit to a walking meditation and early Sunday morning you might be able to lie down for 35 minutes. Or not! It doesn’t matter how hectic life is, mindfulness can be practised in smaller or longer bite sized quantities. It’s about making it work for your lifestyle.
So, how do we ensure meditation is accessible, easy, and effective? Well, we make it that way.
Music is a fantastic way to centre the mind, focus the body, and have a moment to yourself. A lot of people will give this reason when asked why they meditate in the first place. I personally love introducing people to classical music as well because usually it’s unknown and unfamiliar so the experience you get is fresh, exciting and intriguing.
So, I’ve gathered 30 pieces of classical music all under 2 minutes (the shortest being 30 seconds long!) that will perfectly accompany a meditation.