Stress Techniques

Meditation For Anxiety

Tip! Engage your mind in to activities include reading, working on a craft, listening to music, playing a musical instrument, meditation, self-relaxation, dancing, and biofeedback.
Many people, when feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, turn to doctor-prescribed medicines or herbal remedies for relief. Although these things can be useful, people should not discount other, less conventional methods of reducing anxiety such as meditation. Meditation is a foreign concept to a lot of people and many believe that it is something that must be learned and studied for a long period of time before it can be beneficial.  

This can be done by anyone, and the benefits of meditation can have an effect on anxiety in a very short time. Meditation demands a peaceful and undisturbed setting and a comfortable place to lie or sit. It can be accompanied by music or soothing sounds, such as a recording of ocean waves or you can meditate in complete quiet. A key to effective meditation is finding what works. best for

Tip! Listen to a guided relaxation CD, or participate in an exercise program or meditate for 30 minutes each day.
Once you have established your preference as far as the right atmosphere for meditation is concerned, try to set aside time to practice each day. Close your eyes and take several deep, slow breaths. Allow your body and mind to relax. One way to do this is by imagining yourself in a pleasant, peaceful place, such as by the ocean or in a meadow. This type of focusing can aid your mind in stopping racing- stressful thoughts can be replaced with relaxing images.

The longer you practice this, the more accomplished you will become at lessening your anxiety. Anxiety becomes a bad habit that we must break, and to break this habit we have to replace it with a better one. When you learn the habit of relaxation through meditation, it will help you to feel less anxious in any situation.