Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness, unease, or worry usually about something with an uncertain outcome or some imminent event.
If stress has you worried, tense, and anxious consider trying a simple meditation technique that will help you relax and improve your mental health. Spending even 5 minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace.
Meditation can wipe out the daily stress, giving you the inner strength to handle any situation.
Anyone can try meditation. It is easy and inexpensive, and it does not require special equipment.
Plus, you can do meditation wherever you are — whether you’re at home, at work, out for a walk, on a bus, or even in the middle of a business meeting.
Meditation is a health practice where a person trains the mind or induces an approach of consciousness.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, especially in religious context. Originally, it was meant to help develop an understanding of the mystical and sacred forces of life.
Meditation is a type of mind and body complementary medicine. Today, meditation is commonly used to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Benefits of meditation
Meditation can give you a sense of balance, calm, and peace that benefits both your physical health and emotional well-being.
Moreover, these benefits do not end with your meditation session. The practice of meditation may help carry you more tranquility through the day and can improve some medical conditions.
Emotional Well-being and Meditation
The emotional benefits of practicing meditation include:
- Building skills that will help you manage your stress and anxiety;
- Gaining a completely new perspective on tense situations;
- Focusing on today, and last but not least
- Reducing your negative emotions.
Curing Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness Meditation
Experts from the University of Exeter lately published a study about “mindfulness-based cognitive therapy”, finding it to be much better than medications or counseling for anxiety and depression. They recommend to try meditation and stop taking antidepressants and other similar drugs.
After reading this information in the Physiology Today magazine, we discussed it on our weekly Your Health Tubers-meeting and decided to write this article in order to share more information with you, and help someone who suffers from anxiety or depression to make the best choice.
Personally, as an osteopathic physician, I always recommend my patients to try alternatives and avoid taking drugs because they can be harmful to the overall health if the patient uses them time and again.
Easy Meditation Technique to reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Here is a basic meditation technique to help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression. You can use it anytime and everywhere. Here are the steps:
- Sit in a straight-backed chair, with the spine about one inch from the back of your chair, and the feet flat on the ground.
- Close the eyes and use the mind to control your breath as it runs in and out. Perceive your senses without judgment. Don’t try to alter the breathing.
- In a short time, your mind will stroll. Gently bring the attention back to the breath. The performance of realizing that your mind has strolled and bringing your attention back is the main thing.
- Your mind will finally become calm.
- Maintain this practice for 5-6 minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
Your Health Tubers encourage everyone to try meditation, especially those who have a stressful job and people who often feel anxious or depressive.
Meditation can treat numerous diseases. Anxiety and depression are some of the most popular conditions that can be treated effectively with mindfulness meditation practice. It is thought that it can clear emotional pollution, increase life energy, and deal with the illness.