Meditation And Relaxation

Relaxation and Meditation Exercises

After a​ ​ day's hectic schedule of ​ meeting deadlines,​ attending meetings,​ preparing different documents,​ and so on,​ you​ will always be looking forward to​ ​ going home and relaxing. There are many ways to​ ​ relax,​ and one method that is​ ​ quite effective is​ ​ meditation.

How will you​ do it? Perhaps you've already heard other people talking about meditation. It's not as​ hard as​ you​ think. the​ idea revolves around focusing your thoughts to​ ​ a​ ​ certain relaxing thing over a​ ​ sustained time. This way,​ your mind is​ ​ able to​ ​ rest,​ and your thoughts about stressful things are diverted elsewhere. Your body can recuperate and relax through meditation; toxin build ups are also cleared away.

You will notice that while you're meditating your breathing slows,​ your blood pressure is​ ​ reduced,​ the​ muscles relax,​ anxiety and irritability are reduced,​ stressful thoughts and lactic acid are eliminated,​ clears your way of ​ thinking,​ headaches and stress are also lessened,​ and you​ can now concentrate and focus fully.

Focusing on​ just a​ ​ single thing is​ ​ the​ true essence of ​ such activity. This is​ ​ an active process unlike that of ​ hypnosis. All your mental faculties should be concentrated on​ the​ meditation's subject. Meditation is​ ​ usually done for about 30 minutes,​ so be sure that you're in​ ​ a​ ​ comfortable position. you​ can lie on​ your bed,​ sit on​ your favorite couch,​ or choose any position that you're really comfortable with.

You can focus on​ different things when you're meditating like breathing,​ an object,​ a​ ​ sound,​ or even imagery. Whichever you​ choose,​ it ​ is​ ​ very important to​ ​ remain focused. if ​ you​ experience any distractions and external thoughts,​ strive hard to​ ​ drift them out. This is​ ​ natural when you're just a​ ​ beginner; you​ will always find your thoughts wandering but as​ you​ continue practicing meditation,​ you​ will soon improve.

You can try these relaxation exercises and incorporate it ​ in​ ​ your meditation so that you​ can achieve total relaxation.

1. Tense Relax – start by clenching your fists,​ and then pull forearms firmly against the​ upper arms. Keep your muscles tensed,​ as​ well as​ that of ​ your leg muscles. Now,​ your jaws must also be clenched and your eyes shut tightly. While holding those tense,​ breathe deeply and then hold for about 5 seconds. Then let go of ​ everything at once. Feel the​ sensations while your tensions are being released.
2. Heaviness/ Warmth – this is​ ​ done by feeling your legs and feet getting heavier and warmer by the​ second. Imagine that it's like wearing lead boots. After that,​ try to​ ​ imagine that your central body portion is​ ​ also getting warm… warmer and relaxed. Tell yourself that you're forehead is​ ​ getting cooler and relaxed. Breath easy and regularly. Just feel all the​ heaviness and warmth spread over your entire body.
3. Ideal Relaxation - close your eyes and try to​ ​ create an ideal relaxation spot inside your mind. Choose any place whether it's imagined or real and furnish the​ place according to​ ​ your own preference and style. Wear comfortable clothes and imagine that you're going to​ ​ that place. Feel mellow and at ease in​ ​ your imagined and ideal relaxation place. Enjoy that special moment for about a​ ​ minute.

These are just simple relaxation and meditation exercises that you​ can do. if ​ you're feeling stressed and tensed,​ do these exercises.

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