Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Stress and Meditation

Finding a way to release stress that builds up is sometimes difficult. You may feel like a mouse on one of those wheels running endlessly with no chance of ever reaching your destination or you find the feeling of anxiety or worry is hard to shake. Stop! take a giant deep breath, hold, and let it go super slowly, then do it again! I can guarantee that your blood pressure and heart rate dropped a little just by doing this simple breathe a release exercise.

There has been a lot of discussion about mediation and some people's response may be "it's a bit nana noonoo or hippy for me", or maybe, "I cant relax, my mind just wonders off!" "I don't have time" is another response. Whatever you may think about meditation the facts are it works! It reduces stress levels and in creates a feeling of peace and well-being.

You don't need to spend a great deal of time to learn or practice mediation it's as easy as the breathe exercise above.Just a few minutes a day will make a difference to the way you feel. If you feel stressed at any time during the day and your mind fills with unwanted thoughts just acknowledge them by saying "thanks for sharing" stop and take a deep breath and continue on with your day. I have been doing this for a while and find it a lot easier to relax and enjoy life, even when things don't go to plan. Another great way to relieve stress is laughing...........there are always funny things to see on the internet.

If you find it difficult to sit quietly or trying to clear your mind of thoughts you will find  a guided meditation much easier to do.  There are quite a few podcast for mediation on iTunes and the best thing is they are FREE so no excuses, download and get started today :)

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