I’ve always believed that longer meditations were better. Put pressure on myself to do an hour or half an hour, not dissimilar to how I used to approach my asana practice, honestly, believing if I didn’t do 90 mins to 2 hrs a day I wasn’t a good yogi. Lol. I’ve recently set myself a goal of ten mins a day in an attempt to train myself to enter that meditative space faster, so it’s more accessible to me in my daily life. And so far, so good.
I’m about 28 days into a consecutive practice (I have sat longer some days because I’ve had the time, but I do the minimum 10 then reset the timer), and it’s been really powerful.
Life has been stressful lately - lots going on around me that sometimes feels overwhelming - yet I’ve felt that meditative quality penetrating my days. And I’m surprised that sneaking away to sit has become a lot more attractive now that it’s so short - no one notices if you’re gone for 10 mins.
I advise my students to do this all the time but this is the first time I’ve taken my own advice. Ha. Always learning! 😜