When you want to feel better, Meditation is a great choice. Your mind is a highly developed organ that works with the body. By improving your mind’s physical and mental response to stress, you will be able to use it for some same healing effects of medical treatment.
Meditation can also be used to treat other psychological conditions like depression, anxiety, and panic. A lot of patients who have found relief from the symptoms of a medical condition or other emotional disturbance by using meditation have become quite capable of managing their own psychological treatment as well.
It is a good idea to be consistent with your meditation practice. You will not get any benefit if you do it only once a week. Many people choose to meditate at least five times a week.
The practice of meditation is usually done seated, so if you are in the habit of sitting in front of a computer all day, that could be an obstacle to starting a meditation technique. Start out by finding a quiet place in your home or office. You may have to move around a bit to find one that is calm enough for you to do your meditation.
Before you sit down, relax, and settle into your comfortable place to meditate, visualize something positive that will help you achieve the goal of bringing calm and focus into your mind. Visualization is important. You need to find some sort of form of inspiration.
Sit in silence and try to see what it is that is causing you to be anxious or stressed out. This may take some time. You can use pictures or even music to help you visualize. There are also stories that you can read or stories that you can imagine in your mind’s eye.
The best way to get started is to get yourself a CD or cassette of some kind that has a calm voice or a quiet voice. Find one that will work for you. You can even choose the CD player in your car. If you can listen to it while you drive, that would be better.
Start by sitting in a relaxed position with eyes closed, relaxing the muscles in your neck and back. You can close your eyes and breathe slowly through your nose. Inhale slowly, and then exhale slowly.
Visualize something that is calming and peaceful. You can imagine the movement of water, the sound of the wind, or the sound of rushing water. Spend some time doing this.
When you are in a peaceful mental state, stop breathing for a moment, and then begin to focus on your breathing. Take slow deep breaths and hold them for a few seconds. As you inhale, imagine that your body is swimming in the waves of calm energy.
When you exhale, visualize that you are back where you started. Continue this for several minutes. You will find that you get much more out of this than just relaxing your mind.