Seven Minute Mindfulness

Seven Minute MindfulnessClick Image To Visit SiteHi, I’m Greg Thurston, and I’d love to show you how to quickly activate your natural relaxation response. You can use this any time you need a mental reset, or daily for maximum longterm benefit.

During university I started meditating. I learned to sit in quietness and invite calm into my life. Over those first 6 months I became naturally happier, my grades improved, creativity gushed from my mind, and I started loving life. But soon, there was a problem. Life got busy, and maintaining my meditation practice became a struggle… I’d go for a few weeks meditating, then for one reason or another I would stop. It was frustrating… Sometimes it was because "I didn’t have time", sometimes I just found it "difficult to sit and focus", and sometimes I’d stop without any particular reason at all… Life was like a heart monitor machine… climbing then dropping during the good times and bad. When I had the energy and time to meditate, my life soared… I could easily deal with stress and challenging situations. I had confidence, my mind was clear, and good things seemed to naturally come my way… But when I DIDN’T have the energy or time to meditate, my life sunk… And WORST of all… everytime I fell into a slump, I couldn’t recover as well. Then one day, after quitting an uninspiring job, I decided to explore the possibilities of what the mind could do… And over the next 5 years, the journey took on a life of its own… I Travelled to Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, Brazil and Germany… INHALING every ounce of knowledge about meditation, mindfulness, and the mind-body connection.

I investigated TRADITIONAL ZEN PRACTICES and researched what MODERN SCIENCE knows today about the power of the mind. This world exposed many truths (and falsehoods) about stress, mindfulness, and the power of our brains. And it was surprising to see how many others were struggling with meditation practices that just didn’t work for them.

The most significant thing I noted is how stress builds up…and when we DON’T release stress we get sick, diseased, unhappy, and problems arise in life (this is particularly urgent in today’s fast paced Western societies). So I went searching for the best meditation, mindfulness, and brain training techniques: with a focused goal of finding a way to get the benefits of meditation in a way that is sustainable, enjoyable, and that avoids the common roadblocks that people face.

TIME is often the difference between doing it and not. When you have to carve out a chunk of your day to meditate, it’s easy to fall into the trap of "I don’t have time". I wanted something that is easily doable for any person. The perfect number, I discovered, is 7-10 minutes. That’s enough time to disconnect from the stress that builds up in our bodies and minds, without being a burden. Anyone can find a spare seven minutes… after the morning chores are sorted, on a lunch break, or before an appointment.

Listening to deep relaxation music releases stress and improves whole-body health. Relaxing music helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the level of stress hormones flowing through your body. This happens in part because the calming music helps you to slow down and pace your breathing, reducing your heart rate and pulse. Certain music also stimulates the relaxation response of your autonomic nervous system. Brain Wave Synchronization-Research also shows that music can powerfully affect the functioning of the brain. Scientific findings show music at approximately 60 beats per minute can change… Read more…

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