Startup Gives Away Music to Discover Hidden Benefits of Meditation

The new website Meditate 5 Minutes encourages people to listen to their peaceful music for only 5 minutes each day.


Middlesbrough, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/05/2016 -- Meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health.

A recent study conducted by the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh investigated how meditation affects people's ability to be resilient under stress. The results provided that brief meditation practice - as little as 5 minutes per day - alleviates psychological stress.

Participants went through a meditation training program in which they were asked to try a variety of meditation practices. These include breathing exercises, poetry analyzation and cognitive training. The participants who received the training reported that the most successful practice was listening to music.

Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Faster music can help people feel alert and increase their concentration. While music with a slow tempo can help people become relaxed, feel soothed and release the stress of the day. Music is proven to be an effective method of relaxation and stress management.

In hopes of encouraging people to take time out of their day to meditate, a new website entitled Meditate 5 Minutes was launched on January 1, 2016. The website aims to provide soothing and peaceful meditation music that is easily accessible online.

"Just five minutes of meditation can change your entire day." explains founder Manuel Sauer. "It takes practice and determination before you get there, but once you do - the benefits are remarkable. Start simply if you want the habit to stick. You can do it for longer than 5 minutes if you feel good about it, but all you're committing to is 5 minutes each day. Once you start listening to our music, we have a feeling that you might want to meditate longer than 5 minutes."

About Meditate 5 Minutes
Meditate 5 Minutes offers high quality audio episodes throughout the web, on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Soundcloud. The first episode, was released alongside with the website on January 1, this year and is currently accessible for free by signing up for the Meditate 5 Minutes newsletter. The second episode will be released within the next few weeks.

To experience the benefits of meditation and listen to the latest Meditate 5 Minutes episode, visit their website directly at

Contact: Meditate 5 Minutes / Manuel Sauer / / Hamburg, Germany