Meditation: An Effective Practice for Reducing tress

Going into another space that you are not physically in currently and practicing breathing is such a beautiful thing to capture. The factors that cause stress are all around us, they vary from family troubles to workplace pressure, and financial obligations, among many others. Unfortunately, the stress factors are unavoidable. You are compelled to travel through the heavy traffic every workday to face your irritable boss. At the end of the month, the bills are always there for you to settle. Apparently, stress is a normal part of life, so we must learn to manage stress effectively.

What is Meditation

Prolong stress poses a significant risk to the mind and body; it results in anxiety, depression, tension, insomnia, among many other symptoms.  Some studies have shown that stress weakens the immune system, making the body susceptible to infections. However, many people have found meditation to be an effective solution for managing and eradicating stress.  In fact, scientific studies have proved that meditation is effective for improving memory, dulling pain perception, increasing focus, among many other benefits.

There are different approaches to meditations. However, it generally entails sitting in a comfortable position and attempting to clear your mind and remain calm. During this process, more oxygen is introduced into your bloodstream as you focus and breathing during the meditation session.  Once your mind is calmed, start focusing on the things you love and the things you want in your life. Within a short while, you will feel joy, love for life, peace, and positivity returning to you.

 Problems have a way of creeping into your mind and forcing you to focus on the challenges while the solution eludes you. However, meditation removes the effect of stress, removing unwanted thoughts from your mind, and neutralizing their adverse effects from your body. The entire meditation procedure can last between five and twenty minutes.

Meditation as a Solution to Stress

Meditation has a profound effect on the entire body; it causes the body to relax and restores calmness. Eventually, the body starts to heal itself and prevents further damages resulting from stress. By eliminating stress-induced thoughts, the body can remove all stress responses that make you suffer physically and mentally. Apart from its effect on the mind, meditation also calms the body and inspires physical relaxation. These facts explain why meditation has a profound impact on enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.

The Long-Term Benefits of Meditation

The beneficial effects of meditation go way beyond short-term stress relief.  Some studies have proved that practicing meditation regularly helps people change their response to stressful conditions. Eventually, they experience less stress from the challenging situations they face every day.

Other long-term benefits of meditation include a stronger immune system, improved cardiac health, increase clarity of mind, and enhanced creativity.  Perhaps the best part is that, unlike conventional stress medication, the practice of meditation does not have any adverse effect.

I want to let you guys know that I have read this book called, “Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday“. I found it to be very helpful with learning how to better practice meditation. Click the picture below to view it on Amazon and I highly recommend adding it to your cart to dive deep into learning more of mindfulness and meditation.

Factors that cause stress are all around us and often unavoidable. Do not allow stress to affect your family, career, or quality of life. You can experience relief from stress and live a life filled with joy and fulfillment by practicing meditation.

4 Comments

  1. March 8, 2020 / 11:51 pm

    I use the calm app for meditation! Love it πŸ’•

    • Liv Reynolds
      Author
      April 30, 2020 / 11:36 pm

      I tried that app before! It was super handy when the kiddos were asleep πŸ˜‰

  2. Jade
    March 9, 2020 / 1:46 am

    You’re an inspiration mr. miagi! love you!!

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