Relaxation technique meditation

Meditation is a form of biofeedback that allows you to use your own mind in order to consciously relax your body and let go of mental stress.  Meditation can be a useful tool in improving your health, your well-being, and your mental fitness.

meditation 150x150 Relaxation technique meditationReduced stress can also have a positive impact on your physical health and your weight.  Especially in the fast-paced world we live in, there is little time to relax and unwind.  Meditation can help us get there faster and with better results.

Meditation is not intimidating or difficult; in fact, without even realizing it, you probably use certain conscious relaxation techniques.  If you’ve ever faced a big test or stressful moment at work, or perhaps you’ve been sitting in the dentist’s chair waiting for the sound of the drill, you start doing things to help yourself stay calm.

You might try taking deep breaths or massage or wring your hands; when you choose to make meditation a part of your every day life, you will find relaxation a much easier place to get to even when you’re not facing dental work.

Meditation is a lifestyle change, not just an exercise. It requires commitment from you and dedication to practice meditation each day.  There is no right way to meditate; do what works best for you.  The only thing you will really need is 15 minutes of uninterrupted time in which to practice.

The practice of meditation is the practice of emptying your mind of its clutter.  Stop thinking about work, school, children, the fight you had with your husband, your annoying neighbor, this month’s bills…clear your mind.  It won’t be easy in the beginning, but even just taking that 15 minutes to try will help you.

Eventually, you will find methods that work for you.  Lighting candles, playing soft music, burning incense may all help trigger your ability to relax.  Eventually, you may literally feel the world’s worries slip from your shoulders.  You may find that you can get to state where the world around you can happen, but you don’t notice it.  You may even fall asleep.

At the very least, however, what you will experience is a few minutes in which you are focused on you.  No outside worries or responsibilities, just an influx of positive energy that refreshes you and makes it possible for you to go back out and keep conquering the world.