Meditation For Stress And Anxiety – The Calming Power From Within

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Meditation For Stress And Anxiety – The Calming Power From Within

Meditation is such a powerful tool that anyone can utilize to achieve many wonderful benefits physically, spiritually, and your overall general well-being. However, as we all are aware, stress and anxiety can literally jump in and interrupt our flow of well-being. Thus leaving us feeling helpless, run down and ultimately defeated.

The good news is that we don’t have to stay there. This is the reason why I wanted to bring to light the benefits of meditation for stress and anxiety and how you can harness the calming power from within through meditation.

Let’s first dig a little deeper on what stress and anxiety are……

S-T-R-E-S-S

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A great acronym that I found is, “Situations That Release Emergency Signals or Stimuli“. In essence, this is exactly what stress does. Stress is the normal body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. Positive or negative events in our lives can indeed cause stress.

Stress in itself can be helpful. It keeps up alert and ready to avoid danger. However, when stress is continuous with no relief, then this is when stress starts to affect our bodies both mentally and physically. It literally throws the entire body out of alignment and can lead to various physical symptoms and ailments.

Left untreated, stress becomes distress (a negative stress reaction) that can lead to more serious health issues. When one experiences a health issue in the body, it’s usually your body’s response to “something” and in most cases, this something is usually related to stress in some form or fashion.

If we can beat stress, then stress will no longer be able to harm our bodies.

A-N-X-I-E-T-Y

Anxiety is a normal response towards stress. You are moving to a new neighborhood, or got a new job, or meeting someone for a date – you feel anxious. This is normal anxiety and comes and goes as you experience life.

However, another type of anxiety is characterized by prolonged thoughts and feelings of fear and worry that are strong enough to interfere with ones daily life. This is why stress and anxiety are often mentioned in the same breath. It usually starts with stress and then turns into anxiety. This prolonged feeling of anxiety can be and feel debilitating.

There are various types of anxiety, which are categorized by disorders. Such as panic disorders, social anxiety, phobias, separation anxiety disorder and the list goes on.

Stress or Anxiety are never pleasant. Let’s move on now to how stress and anxiety effects us.

Effects of Stress/Anxiety

Prolonged stress and/or anxiety in our life can summon a host of serious health issues. Our bodies were not made to endure constant stress. When this happens, the body begins to suffer and break down. Depression, personality disorders, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, headaches, body aches, chest pains, to name a few of the conditions that occur when stress/anxiety are not dealt with properly.

In essence your body starts to go into chaos. When this happens, your body is trying to communicate with you that something is wrong. Not only does stress and/or anxiety affect us physically, but it also effects us in every area of our life. Family, relationships, jobs, mentally, socially and even spiritually.

The GOOD news is that there are natural ways to combat stress and anxiety, and that leads us to the next section here…..

The Calming Power of Meditation

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The title of this section is quite true. Meditation has a way to calm the entire body. Since our minds and bodies are connected, when we meditate, its like a frequency of calming waves (like peaceful ocean waves flowing to the edge of a beach) that rushes into every part of our being. Yes, even to our cells.

If you never meditated before, please do check my article “Simple Meditation for Beginners – Getting Started“. It will show you how simple meditation is and how it can have an everlasting benefit in your life – both spiritually, physically and your overall general well-being.

You will experience more peace, centeredness, and calmness. You will experience the true calming power of Meditation.

It’s Zen Time!

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By now, you should feel empowered to know that you have a secret tool to combat the destructive effects of stress and anxiety in your life. And that secret tool is meditation. If you are suffering from severe or chronic stress or anxiety, I would recommend meditating twice per day to start and as your symptoms subside, then you can maintain through meditating once per day.

If you are looking for a simple meditation program to utilize, then Zen12 is for you. It’s simple – just put on headphones and listen. You will actually receive the benefits of 1 hour of meditation in literally only 12 mins. This program uses a special technology called “brainwave entrainment” which actually induces a deeper state of being while meditation – so that you will enjoy the full benefits of 1 hour meditation in only 12 mins.

It comes in 4 different flavors for your choose (or rotate on):

  • Guided Meditation (this is good when you are first starting off)
  • Relaxing Music
  • Nature Sounds
  • White Noise

Choose the one that you would prefer, sit back and relax. You don’t have to sit in a lotus position or light a candle (unless you want to). Just relax, close your eyes, breath and listen.

This is one of the meditation programs that I use to maintain peace, calm, and well-being in my life. I love meditation and I think you will too. Not only will you experience the benefits of meditation for stress and anxiety, but you will experience the spiritual benefits as well.

Say goodbye to stress and anxiety and start meditating today.

Here is your free meditation download to get started.

If you found value in this post, have comments regarding the topic, or have any questions I can answer for you, please leave your comments below. Would love to hear from you!

To Your Health & Well Being – It’s YOUR Season Now!

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18 Comments on “Meditation For Stress And Anxiety – The Calming Power From Within

  1. I like the information that has been provided in this post. As someone with high blood pressure, meditation is something that i am definitely going to have to take a look at.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Derval. Yes, meditation is an amazing tool that benefits so many things physically in our lives. Wishing you all the best with your health and well-being! 🙂

  2. Hi LT

    I am a meditation enthusiast like you and i was very active in it until a couple of years ago when i lost sight of what it is that defines me, which is a calm and focused person. Your article has actually made me want to get back into it. The brainwave entrainment is surely something i also like so reading your post i feel like i am reading something i would write and that’s great.

    Thank you for sharing.Cheers!

    • Ts-itso – thanks so much for stopping by and glad that my article helped in your decision to start back on the journey of meditation. Yes, the brainwave entrainment is super awesome. It’s basically meditates for you and brings you into a deeper state of meditation. Be sure to download the free mp3. Thanks again for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I am just in love with your site! A lot of people are unaware of what meditation can do! I just bookmark it and I will come back for me. Keep up the good work and keep on writing! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Wow – thanks so much Carole. That means a lot to me. I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit my site and also that you found value in the articles. Come and visit any time. Thanks so much 🙂

  4. I enjoyed reading this article. Meditation is the best way to relieve stress and keep moving forward in life. It has really changed my own life. I have become a better, more grounded person because of it. Success without grounding is no success at all.

    I do have a question. What do you think of Tai Chi? Is it a good form of meditation? I have gotten into recently and, while it is not the mainstream meditation, I find it helpful. I look forward to reading your response.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!

    • Thanks so much Alex for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed this article. It’s refreshing to hear that meditation has definitely changed your life in so many ways. Although I have not practiced Tai Chi, I am familiar with this. I am a firm believer of any type of meditative approaches to well-being. In addition to traditional meditation, I also do practice Internal Exercises which are meditative poses and positions that not only benefit our internal bodies, but our external as well. Here is a link to the book by Dr. Stephen Chang, “The Complete System of Self-Healing: Internal Exercises“. It’s based off Tao traditions. I think you find some similarities. Let me know what you think. Thanks again Alex!

  5. Hi LT 

    I really enjoyed your blog, as someone who meditates regularly (well it’s suppose to be daily but sometimes I slip). I have been using meditation as a release for stress for most of my life now and try different techniques regularly to spice it up so to speak. 

    Being able to get a full spare hour to meditate just doesn’t seem to happen these days so I’m keen to see what 12 minutes can do. So thank you for the link to the meditation program I am looking forward to incorporating it into my routine.

    • Hello Heidi – thanks so much for stopping by my site and commenting too! Much appreciated. Great to hear that you meditate on a regular basis and that it has indeed helped you release stress. And you are very welcome for the download. Let me know how you like it. Blessings. 🙂

  6. Dear Turner,

    The acronym on STRESS is an eye opener.

    Thanks for the Great inspiring post! Your post has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others on doing meditation.

    To be honest, I was thinking of doing it for many years but not started it. I am from India and you might be aware meditation is very famous here. After reading your post I got the urge and felt the necessity to start doing it.

    Read your Simple Meditation For Beginners post. Its very helpful and will implement what I learned.

    Wishing you great success!

    Paul

    • Thank you Paul for stopping by my site and commenting. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed my post and that it was inspiring. Yes, the acronym for stress is indeed an eye opener.

      Yes, very much aware that the practice in Meditation in India is definitely well known. I am glad that my post has inspired you to start doing it. I trust and intend that you will find great benefits for yourself through this practice. Blessings!! 🙂

  7. I am glad that I stumbled upon your website.  Lately it seems like I have been dealing with stress non-stop or so it seems.   As result, my anxiety levels have shot through the rough.  Since I am not into taking drugs or meds, I have been looking at some natural ways to reduce my anxiety.  Once I do that, I should be in a better position to deal with the things that have been stressing me.   I like your idea of mediation for stress and anxiety.   I’ve already checked out your article about simple meditation for beginners.  

    Had I realized meditation could be that simple, I would have looked into it sooner.  Thanks!   

    • Hello Sondra – thanks so much for stopping my site and commenting! I am so sorry to hear that you are dealing with a lot of stress right now. However, I am glad that you saw this article as meditation can definitely help reduce stress in your life. Will be posting more and more things to help with stress. Sending positive thoughts, prayers and energies your way. Blessings! 🙂

  8. I have been dealing with stress lately and have noticed a jump in weight. Is this another symptom of severe stress that I need to be aware off? 

    Will meditation help me lose the weight if it is attributed to my stress or will I also need to incorporate exercise to deal will this side affect?

    • Hello Jessie – Thank you for stopping by my site and commenting. Stress can trigger many different negative emotions and symptoms in our body and weight gain can be part of that. Meditation may not actually allow your body to lose weight simply by meditating and breathing.  However, what meditation WILL DO is allow your brain to relax and let go so you can receive inspiration. When this happens, clarity ensues and you are more easily able to make the right choices that will move you towards the desire change in your life. You may want to check out my post on Meditation & The Law of Attraction and this may help to bring some clarity. MEDITATION AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION – THE PERFECT HARMONIC BALANCE – I hope this helps. Blessings! 🙂

  9. Great post and good info. 

    For somebody that has a lot of stress and/or anxiety, meditation is the best way to help. 

    It relaxes the person, and in the end he or she will feel much better. 

    I’m doing meditation now and then, and I have to say that it works very good for me. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing. 

    • Thank you Emmaneul for stopping by my site and commenting. Very pleased to hear that you have found meditation very beneficial to you in your life as well. Looking forward to seeing you visit again. Blessings!

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