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Meditation for Stress

If you are suffering from stress, feel worried or tense. Spending some time meditating can help restore calmness and inner peace.

You can practice meditation anywhere, at home, when you’re walking, on the bus or train, even in the supermarket queue! It’s simple to do and doesn’t require any special equipment.

Meditation can produce a deep sense of relaxation. It has been practised for thousands of years, and it is commonly used for stress reduction and relaxation.

When you meditate you focus your attention and eliminate negative and jumbled thoughts from your mind

Some ways to meditate

·  Guided meditation. Sometimes called guided imagery or visualization, with this method of meditation you form mental images of places or situations you find relaxing.

You try to use as many senses as possible, such as smells, sights, sounds and textures. You may be led through this process by a guide or teacher.

·  Mantra meditation. In this type of meditation, you silently repeat a calming word, thought or phrase to prevent distracting thoughts.

·  Mindfulness meditation. This type of meditation is based on being mindful or having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment.

In mindfulness meditation, you broaden your conscious awareness. You focus on what you experience during meditation, for instance, the flow of your breath. In mindful meditation, you observe your thoughts and emotions then  let them pass away without judgment

A 15 MinuteGuided Meditation for You

Below is a guided 15-minute meditation to help you get started with meditation. Find a quiet place in a room where you can relax and won’t be disturbed. Turn off your mobile phone and other devices. Make sure that you are warm and comfortable. You can sit on a chair but I would recommend lying on a yoga mat or a comfortable blanket. If you don’t have a yoga bolster, use a cushion or pillow instead.