Meditation for Stress Relief: An Easy Guide
Many people have a tough time with meditation because they think it is not easy. In reality, there are many different types of meditation, and you can do some in as little as two minutes a day. If you want to give yourself the gift of less stress this holiday season, we recommend that you try one or more of the following techniques for stress-relief:
3 Meditation Methods To Reduce Stress
Here are our 3 favorite types of meditation that can help you feel more relaxed and less stressed. All you have to do is pick the method that resonates with you most strongly!
1. Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is a great way to start meditating, especially if you are new to the practice. Mindfulness meditation works on focusing your attention and awareness in the present moment. You learn to pay attention and be aware of what's happening without judging or reacting.
2. Mantra-based Meditations
Another type of meditation for stress relief is mantra-based. This kind of meditation involves repeating a mantra, either out loud or silently, to yourself as you focus your attention on the breath. There are many different mantras you can use, one of our favorites is the Gayatri mantra.
3. Breath Focused Meditation
The third kind of mindfulness meditation technique is focused on breathing. There are several ways to do breath-focused meditations, some of which are done lying down. One of our favorites is to take a few minutes, sit up straight and close your eyes. Then focus on where the breath goes as you inhale and exhale for about five minutes. You can also focus on the sound of your breath as you inhale and exhale, or even count each breath in a 7 second cycle to help keep yourself from getting distracted.
In this article, we've shared three meditation techniques that you can use to release stress and bring balance into your life. We hope these tips help you find the time for some much-needed self-care every day. Remember, it can be as little as few minutes each day! If you want more information on how meditation can improve your mental health, sign up for our newsletter below.
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