Meditation for Stress Relief and Relaxation
If you practice meditation for stress relief and relaxation you gain the world. There are so many people that struggle with stress and tension every day. Each and every one of those people has a solution within them that they may not know exists. The healing power within all of us allows us to live in the moment and relax in the now.
Take a Moment
If you are one of those people that struggles with stress and anxiety I encourage you to take a moment. Simply stop all that you are doing and think about right now. Ponder everything around you; the smells, the sounds, the temperature of the air. Take a mental snapshot of the precise second you are in at any point during your day and live in that moment. Draw your mind away from the future that causes anxiety, and from the past that causes pain. Take a second to focus on what you have to be grateful for in this moment. Take a deep breath and slow down just long enough to give yourself a break. After that you can go right back to your stress and anxiety if you would like, or you could learn to live in the state of now.
Meditation and Relaxation
Meditation and relaxation could be considered two different things. Most times when I meditate the point is to draw my senses away from the material world so that my spirit can be free. When I sit down to relax, however, the point is to merely let go of all the tension in my body. In my book there is a guided meditation for stress relief and relaxation that mixes the two together. This exercise works. In the exercise you mindfully address the tension in your body and purposely let it go one muscle group at a time. In doing this, you establish a relationship with your own body and are able to communicate with your areas of stress. Taking time to relax and reduce stress is essential in order to maintain a substantial amount of serenity in your life, otherwise you leave yourself prone to illness.