Meditation and Anxiety
Can meditation really reduce anxiety?
If you are living in the big city, we may have heard that meditation could work for fighting against anxiety, but we really want to know there is a strong link between meditation and anxiety. In other words, we really need to be sure about whether our lives can turn better and we can be free from all the stress, anxiety and pressure or not. Why is that so? Why do we keep searching around until we are 100 percent sure about things? Maybe because we have no choice but to be always in anxiety, until the point where we really do anything so that we can feel better.
Meditation will Blow Away Your Anxiety
Recently, we can see that some successful people are meditating. Starting with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Cristiano Ronaldo and , in belgium, Jean-Claude van Damme, many celebrities realized the potential that meditation bears in it and are willing to devote a fracture or even a substantial amount of their time to let go of all the mind clutters and look deeper into myself. and If they could achieve notable results, it would mean that meditation really works! If they could find the inner power through meditation, anybody can take its benefits! If they are already doing it, why would not you?
First of all, everyone has anxiety to some extent. Some more, some less, but all in all, all of us live in a modern society where mental disorders are prevalent: worries about money, fear of the future – especially due to this virus – uncertainty about our work. Also, complicated human relationships make it not easy for us to maintain our status or perform in a competitive society. Not to mention the high standard that the media is posing to us on how we should look, be, behave and achieve to be a valuable member of our present society. It is also not a easy deal to make more money and receive the overflow of information we are exposed to on a daily basis. No wonder we are endlessly stressed, worn out, exhausted and frustrated and our performance weakens due to innumerable factors of the modern era. One thing is for sure, we need to slow down a little bit, wind off the daily anxiety and reflect a little but on our selves. If we devote some time to understanding what the roots of anxiety are in ourselves, we have already made a huge progress in getting rid of the causes. Knowing and looking back myself is the first step towards eliminating anxiety.
How shall we get started then?
Meditation Technique For Anxiety
10 minutes meditation for anxiety
Find at least 10 minutes daily to sit down and observe all the distracting factors and the anxiety you are facing. Be aware of the situation and accept it, even though it could be difficult sometimes.
Try to relax and find a comfortable position (possibly sitting) to be together with your own thoughts and feelings. Let all the random things come to your mind. Without judging them, just observe them.
Use the power of your mind to welcome all these emotions and breathe slowly and deeply at your own pace.
If your mind wanders or any random thoughts come up, let them go just as a cloud flies away.
Enjoy your meditation. Bear in mind that it is part of a process that you are going through and the journey is not less important than the final destination.
Finish the meditation by taking a few deep breaths and being grateful for the opportunity to let go of anxiety.
It is also scientifically proven that daily meditation helps substantially reduce the levels of anxiety even though you would commit only 10 minutes daily to meditation. Meditation affects the brain waves, which in turn generate a smoother energy flow in the body, parallelly reinvigorating body and mind. There is no one, who would not have at least 10 minutes per day to do something for their mental and physical health. Even doctors, scientists and practitioners are realizing the power of the mind, which is the key component in attaining balance, harmony and satisfaction in our lives. Besides, everyone can meditate! We all have inherent abilities to cure ourselves as the children of nature. If we discover this wonderful capability of ours, the meditation can do wonders.
First of all, anxiety is not our original nature. Our original nature is the pure, empty consciousness, void of all the humanly worries, anxiety and stress. The latter are things that we acquired while adding more and more thoughts to our minds by living a life of greed and dissatisfaction, contrary to our true self. Thus, if we eliminate these added minds, why would the source of our problem not disappear? Just like the world is very logical, the human mind is also logical. So if we keep adding more and more anxiety to our minds, it will be filled and overflown quickly, causing stress and pain, but if we subtract and delete them, it will be filled with joy, bliss and more and more happiness. The formula is quite simple: stop suppressing, start subtracting!
You do not need to be an expert in science to experience the benefits of throwing away your anxiety. Even those who do not know anything about meditation, medicine or have no spiritual background, can feel the positive changes that occur very quickly. You will feel the amazing changes yourself and would want to continue the practice of meditating. Thousands of people are already the living proof that meditation is not just a slogan but it really works. So many people are thankful for having given it a chance and making an effort. Do not forget, even small but steady steps bring huge changes on the long term and once you start, nothing can stop you from achieving an anxiety free life and future. As you are reading this article, you must have the willingness to do it, so why not start systematic meditation now at the meditation center?