The little fella seems to have been popping up in quite a few Vodafone adverts over the last year or so.

Tbh I never really got into Star Wars.

I know I'm a geek who plays with toy soldiers but it just never really did it for me.

Still better than Star Trek though. That's cringeworthy.

But there is one thing we can all take from Star Wars and Yoda.

And that is the importance of meditation.

Now I'm not suggesting we all go sit in the park and 'be at one with nature' or anything like that.

But relaxing is so important to improving your health and wellness.

For a start it helps reduce cortisol levels.

It also boosts immunity.

Improves emotional wellbeing.

Increased fertility...

Helps relive IBS.

Lowers blood pressure.

The list goes on.

But not all of us have 30 minutes twice a day to sit in a period of quiet relaxation.

It doesn't quite work whilst the kids are fighting, the husband is wondering where tea is and your best friend is texting you to see if you are free for a cuppa.

But most people can find 5 minutes of spare time where they can go somewhere quiet and just relax.

And that's all you need to do.

Find somewhere you can shut yourself away from the world for just 5 minutes and focus on taking deep breaths.

It sounds a bit airy fairy but it will make a big difference to your life.

Alex 'not a star wars geek' West