What do Americans need more than stress relief? With our busy days, it seems we are always working harder to just keep up. Meditation can help relieve some of that stress in just a few minutes a day.
This is the second in a series of stress relief techniques through meditation. Please come back – or better yet, subscribe – to learn more through the weeks.
Guided meditations, like imagery meditations mentioned in Stress Relief Technique #1, are great for stress relief because any anticipation or anxiety you feel going into the session is often eased knowing that you yourself will not be responsible for directing the meditation. Less mental discipline is required. Guided meditations can be done in person with a meditation group, coach, minister, etc. Today, many guided meditations are done by listening to CDs that can be purchased in a variety of places. Your meditation guide will tell you how to breathe, where to focus your energies, and where to go behind your closed eyes. All you have to do is sit up straight, breathe, and listen! It doesn't get any easier.
~ Jillian Avey, purelifemeditation.com