Have you ever felt stressed and just don't know what to do about it? Maybe you don't have the time to exercise more or the money for that spa visit. Meditation can help relieve some of that stress in just a few minutes a day.
This is the third in a series of stress relief techniques through meditation. Please come back – or better yet, subscribe – to learn more through the weeks.
Focusing on an object is also a popular meditation for stress relief. A popular one, for example, is to place a raisin in your mouth and observe all of the sensations as it dissolves. You don't chew it, you just explore through your 5 senses the object. The raisin passes through many stages before it disappears, challenging many of your senses. This technique, like the the previous ones discussed here, relieves you of any burden of having to face a meditation session without any sort of “agenda” or mantra, which should take the edge off any anticipation you feel. You can focus on an object you hold in your hand with your eyes closed, an object you look at with your eyes open, or an object in your mind's eye.
~ Jillian Avey, purelifemeditation.com