Reduce Your Stress With Meditation

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

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Does your stress make you tense and anxious? Well maybe you should try meditation. Just taking a few minutes out of your day to meditate can help make you calmer and find some inner peace. Anyone can meditate, it is a very simple process and costs nothing.

Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and to reduce stress levels. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation can produce a tranquil mind. While you are meditating, you focus all your attention and eliminate all the negative thoughts that are causing your stress. By doing this it may help your physical and emotional well being. The benefits of meditation doesn’t just end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day. When you meditate, you can clear all the bad energy that contributes to the build up of your stress.

Some of the benefits may include:

  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotion
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Increasing imagination and creativity

The first step to meditation is to focus your attention. Focusing your attention may be one of, if not the most important step to meditation. Focusing helps free the mind of all the distractions that are causing your stress. You can focus your attention on such things as a specific object, an image, or even your breathing. Step two, relax your breathing – the purpose of this is too slow your breathing. Take in the oxygen and reduce the levels of movement when you breath. Also when you are meditating you want to make sure you are in a quiet setting, it will be easier to focus with less distractions. Step three, be in a comfortable position, you can practice meditation whether you’re sitting, lying down, walking, or in other positions or activities. Just try to be comfortable so that you can get the most out of your meditation. And the last step, have an open mind, let thoughts pass through your mind without judgment. So if you are feeling over stressed and you’re lost, just take a few minutes from your day and try it. Meditations could be your escape from everything. You never know till you try.

 

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