Stress Relief with Meditation

A good way to relieve stress for those who don’t want to exert too much effort is meditation. This is one of the many low impact exercises which is designed to help strengthen both the mind and the body. While some think that it is just sitting down in comfortable positions and thinking, there is more to it than that which is probably why this has been practiced for more than 5000 years.

The key to meditation is breathing. Meditation allows the person to relax. After closing one’s eyes, the individual can listen to the silence and escape to that special place. For a few minutes, it allows the participant to forget about the problems in life and then wake up feeling rested.

Meditation has evolved through the years and there are many forms to choose from. Everyone does it differently but once the person is able to get in tune with it, the rest will become easy. The best way to achieve this is by drawing the spine to a straight position and keeping it there the whole time while relaxing and concentrating. Those who are not used to maintaining a lotus position on the floor can still practice this by sitting on a straight back chair or even a couch.

Anyone can learn and be able to master meditation. There are DVD’s available in the market so this can be practiced in the comforts of one’s home. Those who want to try something else can try Bikram or Yoga too. Sometimes going on a vacation may seem the best to be way to relax but if the cost of air travel and the planning is a hassle, there is no harm in sitting on a mat and doing some meditation.

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