How many times have you heard the word stress these days? This word has not even been part of our vocabulary a few hundred years ago, but now there is no one who would not have heard about it. Why is that so? Because we live in a stressful world. Stress almost became a natural component of our life and we do not even notice anymore that we are stressed. However, at the same time, different techniques like meditation against stress are gaining more and more popularity. No doubt that meditation has been ranking in the top five tools in fighting stress, and apparently its popularity is increasing sharply.
So, how do we meditate then against stress?
You do not need anything, but yourself.
Accept the situation. Be aware of the fact that you want to do meditation against stress, because your life situation is not the way you want it to be.
Take deep breaths and relax your body in a comfortable position.
Focus on letting go of all these feelings, emotions and thoughts, because you would like to be free from them, right?
Just be. Le your mind do what it wants to do and leave space for any upcoming feelings.
If you could not really focus on letting go of your thoughts, don’t worry. It is just a phase that you are going through and the next time you will for sure experience something different.
End the meditation with a grateful mind.
Why should you never skip meditation against stress?
If you make meditation an integral part of your life, you will experience benefits very quickly and you will always be grateful for having given it a chance and having started. Moreover, you will realize that actually you can’t live without it! You will miss even those 5 minutes if you skip meditation for stress for even a day. Even if it cannot solve the whole problem completely, it will definitely help you to cope better with stress, release the tension or bring harmony into your life. Even those who did not believe in it, would admit the positive effects meditation has on quality of life and inner peace.
What is happening during meditation?
When you try to do meditation against your stress, the brain waves will slow down and be more peaceful. The entire body will come into a relaxed state, whereby the energy will circulate better and the flow of ‘chi’ will be optimal. Muscle tension will ease, blood pressure will drop, heart rate will slow down and our internal organs can also function more properly. This is just the physical part, but the true result will be a calm and peaceful state of mind that is ready to live life to its fullest.
Why meditation against stress is better on the long term than anything else?
Although temporary solutions like drinking alcohol, smoking or shopping etc. could release stress levels for a certain amount of time, meditation against stress has a long term effect on mental health and the benefits will be lasting. Besides this, you can implement and build it into your daily routine, so it will be like a taking a mental shower every day. Sooner or later you will realize that you can’t live without it. When you get to that level, you can really be proud of yourself. We can actually help you implement meditation into your daily routine. If you would like to find out how, why not come and meet our meditation experts who can explain to you how it can work for you in a friendly intro session!