Tips: Meditate to Ease Stress
Dr. Dale V. Atkins, November 2006
Is life going too fast? Are decisions difficult to figure out? Do you have too many choices and feel overwhelmed? Is there a relationship that’s weighing on you? What is in your soul that’s longing to come out?
We all need to be still to slow life down and sort through our lives. Meditation is a way to find that stillness and connect with a revitalizing source of energy. It can help foster tranquility, creativity, and renewal.
Many people conjure up the image of gurus, crystals and incense. But, quieting the mind is available to anyone and can be effective and calming. Here’s how to do it:
Relax Your Mind - Focus on our breath. Empty your thoughts. When your mind wanders to what you have to do and what stresses you, bring it back to your breath. Watch or feel it come into and out of your nostrils.
Relax Your Body - Allow yourself to release all tension in your muscles, and all parts of your body . . . around the eyes, jaw, shoulders, neck, stomach, hips, legs. Breathe deeply and slowly.
Let Go . . . and be. Don’t control, just go with the flow. Let your mind and body float and welcome the feeling.
You deserve to relax. Meditate and let go.