How often, and for how long, should you meditate?
Updated: Jan 17, 2019
I get asked this a lot!
Here is what the studies show...significant benefits to health can occur within eight weeks of beginning a sitting meditation practice. Most of the research studies were based on one hour of guided meditation a week and self-practice during the week.Research by my mentor and teacher Deborah Norris, Ph.D, has shown that just five minutes of guided meditation can have massive physiological and behavioral effects.
The best way to know what is right for you is to check in with yourself. Use this as an opportunity for self-exploration which will benefit you as you evolve through your practice. What works for you now will change over time as you continue. My own practice started with only 5 minutes in the morning and grew from there. Now what serves me best is at least twenty minutes in the morning and a bedtime one which helps me sleep. So take this as the first step to becoming friends with yourself, find your truth.