Meditation for Stress Reduction

For many of us, stress has become an unavoidable part of our lives. With work, studies and many other things to take care of, managing stress has become more difficult than ever. However, even for people with the busiest schedules, there is a method that can help us unwind and be calm. 

Meditation is an ancient practice that has helped our ancestors for well over thousands of years. It is a simple practice that can help us stay happy, mentally sharp and of course relaxed. Let’s go through some basic meditation steps that can help you achieve a calmer life. 

Step-By-Step Procedure for Meditation 

  1. Get into a comfortable position 

Decide a comfortable position where you won’t feel any strain in your body. For some people, it is sitting cross-legged, while for others it can be sitting on a chair, whichever position suits you. Sitting in a correct posture will help you stay active during the meditation sessions.

  1. Slowly close your eyes 

After you’re properly settled, look into the distance and slowly close your eyes. Relax your jaws and face and make sure to completely let go of any tension in your body, take a deep breath and relax. 

  1. Put attention to your breath 

Now that you are relaxed, pay attention to your breath and observe it without trying to control it in any way. During this, you will see that many thoughts will arise and distract your focus. Your job is to calmly observe yourself when you’re having such thoughts and bring your attention back to your breath. You will feel distracted hundreds of times, but your job is to keep going and bring attention back to your breath when you notice diversion.

With time and practice, you will start seeing the benefits of meditation.

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