Anxiety Meditation

For any person suffering from stress and anxiety meditation is definitely the answer.  Thousands of people worldwide have been able to do away with their anxiety medication, and meditation has been their source of strength and change. To relieve stress and anxiety meditation is a natural and effective source and more and more doctors are recommending meditation to cure many stress related illnesses. While in a state of deep rumination, affirmations, imagery and visualizations have a powerful impact on your thought processes, giving you the opportunity to heal yourself of anxiety.

The best way to understand how meditation can help with anxiety and stress is by giving consideration to a couple of examples:-

For panic attacks and anxiety meditation with visualization and breathing will help.

Let's say you experience a panic attack when you are in a crowd, becoming overwhelmed by a feeling of claustrophobia and extreme unease.  It is as though a sense of pure dread fills every cell of your body, and you don't know exactly what, but feel something really bad is going to happen.  Of course, it isn't, but for some reason your brain is wired to think the worst possible thoughts when this situation arises.

Regularly practicing meditation using visualization techniques for the above situation would involve:-

          First go into a state of deep relaxation, breathing slowly and deeply, then use visualization to change the way you react in a crowd.  Often, the reason people experience this type of panic attack when in a crowd is purely due to the fear of actually having an attack, which is in itself quiet ironic but certainly not uncommon.  Using your imagination, see yourself visiting the place you last had a problem with nervousness and apprehension.  This time, picture yourself feeling calm, confident and capable, breathing deeply and feeling relaxed.  Use positive affirmations such as "I feel comfortable and joyful around others, and when in a large crowd I am focused on my task at hand and only aware of those nearby when absolutely necessary.  There is always enough clean, fresh air for every one to breath, and regardless of how many people are in a room, my heart rate stays even and my breathing is steady."

For fear of flying and anxiety meditation with visualization and breathing can help.

Much success with meditation has been found by people who suffer a fear of flying.  Even the most debilitating panic attacks can be prevented using the right thought processes and breathing techniques.  The idea is to be able to intervene as soon as your mind begins taking you down the path of worry.  With the example of flying, you would do a daily anxiety meditation session in preparation for the flight, and when the time arrives have a list of affirmations ready as a defense.  Having visualized everything being perfectly fine leading up to it will mean you will be prepared and relaxed on a deeper level.  The second you notice your conscious mind beginning to worry you fire back with "Having no fear, I go forward with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm.  I am safe, I am calm, and I am in control."  Ensure your breathing stays slow, and work out a count that suits you, such as inhale counting to eight, hold your breath counting to eight, then breathing out for the same.  Once you have your successful flying experience, your positive thinking will be affirmed and you will be able to fly without any apprehension whatsoever.

If you want to be free of constant worry, pressure and anxiety meditation, practiced regularly can give you a life that is calm, peaceful, happy and relaxed.
Many meditation therapists recommend that even ten minutes of meditation a day will help alleviate stress.

You’ll be amazed that all the things you used to become anxious about will simply become insignificant.

By Nick Smith

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