Meditation for anxiety
Meditation for anxiety, what is it? how can you practice it? In this post I will tell you how, and give you tips to improve your abilities in practicing meditation for anxiety!
You are here because you are interested in learning about meditation for anxiety, reducing your anxiety levels your self. Before I start dumping information on you, let me tell you a little bit about myself, my experiences and why I am posting this post!
My name is David, and I am 19 years old.
About a year and a half ago, I began to have serious problems with anxiety.
Anxiety comes in many forms, and for me I was having panic attacks, and my mind would race during the day, I was afraid to do things, such as go to the post office. That probably sounds strange haha, but the fact is, I would arrive at the post office, and my heart would be beating so fast that it was hurting, and my thoughts were racing, I was worrying about everything imaginable all at once.
Life at this point in time, was very, very difficult!
Also, in my life, during this time, I was not very spiritual, I did not meditate or anything, and I pretty much was a regular guy, I ate junk food, drank soda, watched tv..
Well, the anxiety became so terrible, that I had to quit my job. I then sat at home, and it just kept worsening.
This terrible existence went on for several months, it was hard, long, and very emotionally stressful, because along with this anxiety, I was also dealing with severe depression, and they go hand in hand for making you miserable and unmotivated.
So, I needed to find an answer.
I was NOT interested in medication. I did not want to turn to that, I wanted to do it myself, I wanted to be healed.
I began to become spiritual, and that is when I began to meditate.
I use meditation for anxiety, and many other reasons. But the main focus of this post is meditation for anxiety.
First let me talk about meditation a little bit.
Wikipedia says: "Meditation is any form of a family of practices in which practitioners train their minds or self-induce a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit."
Ok, that is a VERY basic statement about meditation, but more specifically meditation for anxiety works like this...
If you are panicky, and your thoughts are racing, you just cant slow them down, or focus..
Just cool your self out.
1. Sit or lye down in a relaxed position in which you are most comfortable, that is the most important part. I feel that you do not need a specific position for this, not for what we are doing anyway, just make sure you are completely comfortable and relaxed.
2. Close your eyes, and being to focus on your breathing. While you are doing this, you will be thinking, and your thoughts will bubble up, and you will be with them thinking.. This is natural and ok, do not push your thoughts away! Simply let them go, acknowledge them, and send them on their way..
3. As you slowly let your thoughts go, you will find that they begin to come slower and slower, fewer and fewer, until eventually you are centered, and just deep inside your own mind.
Now, after 15-30 minutes of focusing on your breathing, clearing your mind and relaxing your self, you will start to realize how this is meditation for anxiety!
In my opinion this should be done daily, for at least 15-30 minutes, you can do it more often if you like, it is all up to you and what you feel you need, there is no set rule book or specific pattern you need to follow, just cool your self out, turn off all of the outside distractions for a few moments, and really remember that you are you, and remember that you can handle it.
Meditation for anxiety is probably the most beneficial tool that you can use on your self, that is free, that does not require some "expert" to teach you. Now, I am NOT discrediting meditation masters, because they have an entire mind of knowledge and have practiced for years and years.
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