Healing Meditation to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Meditation for anxietyHealing meditation is suggested for all forms of panic, anxiety, and stress. In your journey of recovery and healing from panic attacks, panic disorder and anxiety disorders, meditation for anxiety relieves stress and tension and brings wonderful relaxation, peace and serenity.

One of the things most people find so challenging about the whole idea of meditation is that they think it is some complicated ritual that only Buddhist monks can do.  Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Meditation is super easy, available to everyone, and you can do it today :)

Benefits of Meditation

Scientists and doctors study meditation and recommend it. Meditation is now proven to be more than just a ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling. There are many important benefits of meditation. Meditation reduces stress.  Other benefits include:  increased relaxation, improvement in health, clear thinking, increased creativity, improved sleep, and to improve mental strength. There are physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of meditation. It’s safe, it’s simple and it’s available to anyone. Who wouldn’t want all that? :)

While meditation is ideal for everyone, it is especially useful for those who suffer from anxiety disorders. Meditation is defined as an engagement in contemplation or focused thought, often, but not necessarily on that which is spiritual, religious or devotional in nature. It helps us to relax and to feel good within ourselves. Through meditation, we can keep our mind fit, relieve stress and promote overall good health.  There is just no downside to it.

By consistently practicing meditation for anxiety for at least 10 minutes per day, we shed the physical and mental stresses of daily living and put ourselves in a relaxed state of bliss and contentment. Daily meditation is a worthwhile activity whose benefits we can no longer doubt and should not take for granted.

People who are not familiar with meditation sometimes think it has to do with ceremonial prayer or worship, but this is not entirely accurate. Meditation is concentrated awareness.  As you meditate you learn to overcome distractions and worries and focus your mind on something positive.  You are becoming more aware of the present moment.  You are meditating when you maintain a continued state of awareness. In the healing meditation state, learning and healing are promoted and the body is highly relaxed.

Beginning attempts are likely to leave you feeling confused, wondering “did I do that right?”  You will also notice your mind wanders a lot at first. That is completely normal and okay and it diminishes with practice.  The important thing is to keep practicing. :)

Easy Meditation For Anxiety Techniques

It’s wise to start with simple and easy meditation techniques to see results quickly.  Here is an simple meditation for anxiety for beginners:

Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes.  Allow yourself to simply breathe in and then exhale slowly.  Begin to concentrate on the length of your inhale and exhale.  Try to make them equal in length.  For example, inhale to a slow count of 4, and then exhale to a slow count of 4.   Keep the breathing slow.  Concentrate on nothing but your breath.  Once you have created a nice breathing rhythm, introduce something you wish to create in your life with each inhale.  Now introduce something you wish to release or get rid of with each exhale.  Here are 3 suggestions:  1. Create Health—Release Worries   2. Create Love–Release Anxiety   3. Create Happiness–Release Shame.

Here’s how it works –we’ll use suggestion 1:
Inhale slowly to a count of 4 while thinking, “I’m creating health.”  Now release your breath by exhaling slowly to a count of 4 while thinking, “I’m releasing all worries.”  Inhale slowly… 1 – 2 — “I’m creating health” –3 — 4….  Exhale slowly… 1—2 – “I’m releasing all worries” – 3 – 4 …….Inhale slowly… 1 — 2 – “I’m creating health” — 3 — 4 ….  Exhale slowly… 1 — 2 – “I’m releasing all worries” – 3—4… Repeat….

When your mind starts to wander (and it will in the beginning, this is normal) or thoughts pop into your head, simply bring your focus back to your breathing.  Inhale 1-2-3-4, Exhale 1-2-3-4…..repeat as often as necessary.

If you prefer, you can choose to practice meditation for anxiety while walking or doing simple repetitive tasks, such as vacuuming.  Stay in the present moment, observe your movements and silently repeat your intention with every inhale; then repeat that which you are releasing with every exhale.

When you practice meditation regularly, you begin to liberate the energy in your mind and the quality of your life will improve. You will become more relaxed and happy, experiencing a sense of well being and calm in your life. You will approach life in a much more peaceful manner, not stressing in ways you used to. This is not just a generalized statement, but is now being proven by medical research.

Here is a wonderful Guided Meditation MP3. See and feel results in less than 20 minutes a day. If you’re just thinking about going into meditation and just want to see how it feels, this is for you. Download mp3 now.

I wish you peace,

Jill G.

ps.
As we free ourselves from panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder or GAD, we learn to treat our bodies and minds with care. Healing meditation is one of those ways.  Consider it a gift you give to yourself ;)

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One Response to Healing Meditation to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

  1. Hi Jill,

    Thank you for sharing your content. Meditation is something I actually have never tried to combat stress but it is a method that looks interesting and I am always up to try a different method to combat stress. Thank you for sharing, hope to read more great content from you in the future.

    Diane

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