Hi! I am posting a very short video of a rose flower from my garden. The purpose is to prove the audio visual impact on our brain. It’s a very simple video and no external sounds/music added. So here you need to focus on the sound of your own breath. The visual will be the video of the flower. The video duration is only 49 seconds.
Here the trick is when the video starts focus your eyes only on the rose flower. Though the video is not HD (for that matter even our naked eyes are not) just focus on the bright colour of the petals, the light and dark hues of pink or the tiny water droplets on the rose. The visual part is done.
Now as soon as you start watching the video consciously be aware of your breathing and try to listen to your breath. Now you have focused your audio sensory perception as well.
Now listen to your breath and get engrossed watching the rose. Once the video clip finishes close your eyes and visualize the rose and hear your breath simultaneously. Do so for a minute. Again open your eyes and re-run the video. Do the same process. Try to explore the beauty of the rose with eyes open and eyes closed. Do so for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes itself you will surprisingly experience the soothing effect on your mind as it will have calmed down.
This is nothing but a glimpse of meditation which otherwise many think would need an extra time to sit in a quiet place and play some soulful music to derive benefits of meditation. Not really necessary if you need a quick-fix like this! Next time you can pick up any object near you (and it does not have to be a beautiful one). Fix your gaze, focus on your breath and let the Yogi in you come out.
This can be a great stress buster especially at your work place when you experience the blues you can resort to this 5 minute meditation technique.