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Can meditation help with stress?
Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear, emotionally calm and stable state.
Meditation is also a consciousness-changing technique that has been shown to have a wide number of benefits on psychological well-being. It is a great way to increase your resilience to stress. If you have anxiety, it will help reduce your general tendency towards physiological over-arousal and calm your nervous system.
Walking helps people concentrate and reduces distractibility, a meditation that involves walking can be a good place to start.
Things you can do
- Just start, give it a try, don’t put any pressure on yourself in terms of how long you meditate for.
- Form a habit around your meditation practice, establishing a pattern will help develop your ability.
- Sit comfortably in a distraction free environment, try to maintain a posture that allows your back to be relaxed but upright.
- Focus on your breath, counting as you breath in and out can help focus the mind away from wandering to other things.