Stress Relief Meditation

We’ve all been there. Life has gotten so hectic and out of control that our hearts pound, our minds race, and sometimes, we just want to run away from it all. Stress levels can be managed with meditation.

Stress Relief Meditation is a combination of one or more practices that vary depending on the type of stress occurring. Stress doesn’t affect every individual the same way, there is not one be all, end all type of meditation for stress relief. It may necessary to apply a combination of meditations to a stressful situation, depending on the underlying causes of that stress.

For example, a person might be stressed because they haven’t been sleeping due to anxiety. In this case, relaxation meditation, combined with sleep meditation, would be the best type of meditations to address the underlying root causes of the stress (insomnia and anxiety).

In addition to addressing, and treating, your stress, practicing any type of stress meditation can allow you to gain a new perspective on how you handle stress itself. Meditation allows you to build new stress management skills, and even increases your self-awareness.

For those who suffer with conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, and sleep problems, stress meditation can be very helpful in treatment (in conjunction with a traditional medical treatment). We offer meditations for a variety of stressors including anxiety, loneliness, back to school shopping, anger and resentment, bullying, and feeling overwhelmed.

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Stress Relief Meditation Articles:

Mindfulness Can Be Child’s Play

 We all know that mindfulness is a great practice for parents, but what about for our children? Mindfulness allows us to be present in the moment and improve our physical and mental health in everyday life. For children, in particular, mindfulness can help with cognitive focus as well as their […]

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Seniors and Meditation – Benefits

Seniors and Meditation – The Benefits Practicing meditation can be extremely beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Especially for seniors, meditation offers a great way to cope with the issues that arise as we advance in age. Anxiety, stress, and depression are all common in our senior years, particularly […]

Meditation – The perfect antidote to impatience

This past weekend, my Saturday started off fairly uneventfully with a quick drive to run some errands. However, it quickly took not only a scary turn thanks to a near miss with a falling tree branch (thank goodness for new brakes!) but also became a day that tested my patience […]

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Overcoming Anxiety

Meditation is a powerful tool for overcoming anxiety. It doesn’t cost anything, can be done anywhere and the side effects are all positive 🙂 It is well established that anxiety can lead to heart disease, relationship problems and a person who is anxious is likely to rate their level of happiness lower […]

Meditation for loneliness

Have you ever had a family or holiday celebration that made you feel lonely? I certainly remember a few of those.  Today I give you a meditation to take an edge off the loneliness. The focus is to get more in touch with your own energy and power. Before you […]

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Dealing With Pushy People

We all know someone who is too bossy. You know the one – they know exactly what you should do when you should do it and how you should do it. Sometimes they may even be right, but it is hard to agree with someone like that. How do you […]

Relieving muscle tension and anxiety video

This simple technique once learned can be used to reduce stress and muscle tension.  I sometimes use this as a natural sleep aid. As you follow this meditation it helps help you to relax muscles and  aids in relieving muscle tension. When you release physical tension it allows the mind […]

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Download this Relaxation Meditation – mp3 to Reduce Stress

Hello! I would like to introduce my first relaxation mp3 to you. The purpose of this free mp3 is to help you learn a simple and effective method for reducing physical tension, and at the same time reduce stress. I sometimes use a version of this progressive muscle relaxation technique […]

Back To School Shopping With Less Stress

In the rush to get your kids (or yourself for that matter) back to school, taking time to meditate often gets overlooked. Here are some quick and easy ways to keep your cool – Back to School Shopping with less stress! If you get claustrophobic in a crush of people, […]

Meditate With Your Child – Releasing Anger And Resentment

Sometimes telling your child to “run around the block” when they are angry works wonders, but wouldn’t it be great if your child learned another way to calm themselves down? Meditate with your child to help him/her to calm down after a stressful situation. It is  a self help tool […]

Grounding Meditation

This visualization meditation can help release tension and anxiety. It just requires the ability to focus and imagine. There are lots of variations of grounding meditations and practices. I will cover other versions in future posts because “grounding” is so beneficial it’s worth further exploration; also different versions appeal to […]

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You need a break?

Today is a commentary on taking a break from it all via meditation In my other life, anxiety has been trying to keep me in a stranglehold. A couple of people I love are having major health issues. Now I will confess to you that I tend to be a […]

Stress Relief – Mayo Clinic Article

In my search for some scientific / medical information about the benefits of meditation I came across an insightful 2 page article from the Mayo Clinic (United States). It outlines benefits of using meditation to relieve stress. This article gives a brief overview of: Benefits of meditation A few of […]