Stress Relief Meditation Techniques To Help You Remove Anxiety
A fluttery heart, clammy palms or scattered thinking…?
The effects of stress are never nice, but what’s worse is the unseen effects stress can have on our health. When we’re functioning under stress our bodies automatically switch on their fight or flight responses…
Which is fine when you need to throw yourself out of the way of an oncoming car or run from a rabid wolf. However, when you’re sitting in the office, trying to relax at home or just attempting to get on with everyday tasks, the effects will often leave you feeling on-edge, impatient and pretty much exhausted.
Trying to function for hours or even days with these fight or flight energies coursing through your body (which is not uncommon in our fast-paced age) will pretty soon take its toll. So what can you do to help keep your stress levels to a minimum and stave off any unwanted side-effects?
Top Stress Relief Meditation Techniques To Try
For starters, when you’re experiencing stress of any kind, it is always worth paying a little more attention to your thoughts. Stress is often the result of resistance, so when you begin to notice those tell-tale signs of anxiety creeping in, stop and ask yourself; what am I trying to resist here?
When you are under stress, you will find that you are very rarely living in the present moment. So what is preoccupying your thoughts? Are you stuck thinking about the past, or are you worried about something in the future?
Whether or not you are able to pinpoint the exact cause of your stress, it is always worth taking a couple of minutes out of whatever you are doing to breathe and re-center. This will help you in the present to calm down but can also help you let go of subconscious limiting beliefs. Likewise, it's important to remove the main cause of your stress and take action.
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Here’s A Quick Exercise You Can Turn To Whenever, Wherever:
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” – Amit Ray
Meditate On Your ‘Inner Guide’
- The first step is to take a moment away from everything, just for yourself. This can mean going and lying down on your bed, or if you’re sitting in your cubicle or at your desk at work, simply push the keyboard away from you for a moment and gently close your eyes (don’t worry what your work colleagues think, they’ve all been there!).
- Place a hand gently either over your heart or your stomach. Feel your breath, let it slow. Try to breathe in through your nose, inhaling and absorbing the air throughout your body. Then exhale through your mouth, releasing tension.
- Forget about what may have just happened or what is going to happen next. Allow yourself to be at peace, away from any stress or anxiety. Just concentrate on the steady beat of your heart or the rise and fall of your stomach.
- Then all you should do is ask yourself; ‘what would you like me to do next?’
‘What Would You Like Me To Do Next?’
As the last point of the above exercise details, you should ask yourself what you want to do next.
As you continue to breathe, listen closely to whatever it is that your emotions have to tell you.
It could be to go make yourself a cup of tea, to speak to a friend, to send an email asking for help with a work project, to get to the gym or even to get an early night. Simply listen to what your intuition has to say. But also remember, the stress, anxiety, and anger will continue if there is a reoccurring cause of it. Acknowledge that you may need to drastically change something in your life if you want to rid yourself of this stress permanently.
“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” – Roy T. Bennett
Learn to trust your inner guide more; within us, all is that little voice who knows best. This is especially easier and more helpful to do post-meditation as your mind will be free of doubts and situational stress. Therefore, this particular short and simple meditation will help to remove the negativity and confusion of stress to help you hear what this voice has to say a little more clearly.
A less-stressed, happier and much healthier you.