How to Squeeze 1-Hour of Meditation into Just 12 Minutes:

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My Personal Zen12 Review

Is this new brainwave program really the next-generation of meditation? I decided to find out.



Millions of people around the world regularly practice meditation, according to Psychology Today magazine.

The benefits include enhanced brain power, massive improvements in health, and an increase in happiness and energy levels.

Yet with so many profound benefits, the real question is… Why aren’t more people doing it?


Why Meditation Can Be So Difficult

If you’re anything like me, you probably already know the answer: Meditation can be tough!

The main problem is that most people just don’t have the time.

For best results, meditation requires 45-60 minutes of daily practice. The results aren’t always immediately visible either. They typically build up over time.

But those aren’t the only hurdles. Quietening a busy mind and calming a restless body have also been listed as two of the biggest reasons people don’t give meditation a fair go.

However, there may be a solution in sight.


The Scientific Answer to Meditation Woes

I got hold of a program that claims to be the next generation in meditation. It’s called Zen12.  They claim that listening to one of their Zen12 sessions is easy.

There are no rules, no emptying of your mind, no special positions. You just hit play, and let the session do the rest of the work for you.

They say the special sounds will automatically relax your mind and body. And each session lasts just twelve minutes, so it won’t be a strain on your day.

I wasn’t convinced. So I decided to try it out for myself.


My Twelve-Minute Experiment

I signed up to the Zen 12 program for myself about a year ago. I went for their full package, consisting of twelve full levels.

You listen to each level for a month, then move onto the next. Each level is also available in different “flavors”: guided meditation, relaxation music, sounds of nature, and so on.

I opted for the relaxation music. And, as per the instructions, I hit play on my Cell Phone, sat back on my sofa, and relaxed.

Twelve minutes later, and I was coming round again.

Wow! I felt refreshed. I was calm and relaxed, while also focused. I felt like I was “on form”, perhaps even “in the Zone” if I were being cliché.

I decided to credit my experience to the fact that my life was pretty easy at that moment, and went about my daily business. My day was productive, joyful, and better than usual in so many ways.

A couple of days later, after discrediting my first theory, I decided to try the Zen12 session again. Same results. And then the next day: the same results again.

It was astounding. I was finally discovering why everyone raved on about meditation!


Brainwave Sounds Help Me “Cheat” at Meditation

It’s all down to our “brainwaves”, apparently.

Normal meditation requires you to access deeper mental states, which can take years of meditative practice to reach.

Zen12 uses special ‘brainwave’ sounds which take you there a lot quicker.

That means you basically get to “cheat” at meditation, and enjoy all of the results, quicker than ever before.

So, by just playing a simple MP3 and chilling out for 12 minutes, I was able to instantly enjoy the immediate benefits of an hour’s meditation.

Every day I used Zen12, I felt more productive and positive overall.

I felt fresher, happier, more focused, more creative, more energetic than usual. And I’m told that there are dozens of cumulative brain power and health benefits too.

There was no battling with a busy mind or constant fidgeting. I just “zenned” out, and got on with it. There was no issue with time either. It just takes 12 minutes, and you don’t even have to do it each day.


Following in the Footsteps of Gandhi

Zen12 has genuinely changed my attitude toward meditation.

It’s at the cutting-edge of a new wave of science that is helping us make our lives easier, while still tapping into the natural resources of the human mind.

This is meditation as it should be. Meditation 3.0. Mediation for the microwave age.

Whatever you want to call it, this works — and even though you don’t have to use it every day, I think I just might.

And I’m reminded of Gandhi, who once said: “I’m so busy today, I may have to meditate for two hours, instead of one.”

But forget an hour. How about … Zen12 for twelve minutes?

Rating: 10/10

Pros: Instant meditation results; just 12 minutes; actually works!
Cons: No telephone support.

Conclusion: Try it!

Click on the link below get your free Zen12 meditation and it will change your meditation experience forever.

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10 thoughts on “Zen12”

  1. Hi Denis,
    I may have to give this a whirl when it’s all said and done. I’m able to shut my “mind off” most times by simply saying to myself, “Ok, that’s enough for today, time for sleep”. Or something along that line. There’s the odd time I can’t. It’s hard to turn it off for most folks and listen to the body, listen to what comes from within. Much more calming and quite exhilarating. But when you can it’s pretty cool. Keep up the great work, your readers will happy you did.


    • Hi Jim,
      Basic meditation is all about being able to focus on something for a few minutes. You don’t have to spend hours at a time to be able to be “mindful”. I find myself focusing on my breathing and it helps me concentrate and keeps my mind from wondering. When you mind wonders off, just bring it back to your breathing, and that is basic meditation my friend.

  2. Most people are strapped for time, which is why I really like the idea of “Just 12 minutes” Isn’t this called ‘brainwave entrainment”? My question is do you notice on days when you don’t use the meditation that you feel less clear or grounded? Also, I sometimes fall asleep when listening to guided meditations… Is the music sedating? Thanks for your honest review. I’ll check it out.

    • Hi Jackie

      Thanks for your comment. I do find myself falling in some kind of a “sleep state” sometimes, especially if I meditate late at night, but the benefits of meditation are still there. And yes, if I skip a meditation in the morning, my day is definitely not the same. I find that meditating connects me to the universe’s “good side” and keeps me there throughout the day. As for the time aspect, I used to be the same, saying “I don’t have time” but as I grew my practice, I decided that I have to make time for it, even if it means getting up 1/2 hour earlier in the morning. The benefits to my mental health are worth it.

  3. I’ll have to try this out. It is odd how people are always too busy to do what’s good for them, but that’s just an excuse. Meditation is scary though. We try so hard to suppress difficult feelings, and the thought of trying to face them head on and calm them down enough to clear our minds is more than some people can handle!

    • Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for your comment. Meditation is not something that should scare you. It is a way of finding peace of mind. I found myself take the headphones off a few times in my meditation sessions when things are not right in my mind, but the more you do it, the more your mind gets used to it. Practice is the key. A person cannot expect to be mindful in a few sessions. It takes time to get our ego to give up control and to get that monkey in the brain sit still for a while. :-). I hope you give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

  4. I thought I had left a comment, obviously not! I’m reciprocating. Give and take!
    12 minutes a day isn’t much to devote to yourself. We should all seek this short time to look at ourselves better.
    Thanks again for your comments on my website. I hope that this time, my comments register on yours, and not put in the Spam folder!
    All the very best, and looking forward to reading more from you.

    • Hi Francis,

      Yes 12 minutes is not long and I can vouch for the benefits meditation brings. I hope you find the time to try it for yourself. The very best to you too!

  5. Hi Denis,
    Very interesting article! The idea of achieving a relaxed and meditative state in 12 minutes is very compelling. I’ve long recognized the potential health benefits of meditation but have never been very successful at quieting the mind. I’m going to have to give this approach a try. Thanks for the info!

    • Hi Linda

      I was in your shoes a couple of years ago, but decided to take the leap and I never looked back since. Meditation is NOT what people think it is. They think you have to be a monk in a monastery, but it is a lot simpler than that. And the benefits of meditation on stress and everyday worries is wonderful! I truly hope that your life journey brings you to this simple peace and joy that meditation will bring you.




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