29 Nov Tranquil Effect Of Guided Meditation During Stress
Stress is such a huge part of everyday life. It begins with simple acts of panic like when we get delayed to work or lose our keys. It is prevalent in all facets of life and affects people of all age groups.
If you have kids, you’re constantly thinking of them. If you go to college, your assignments keep you awake at night and if you work, your deadlines sometimes push you to ignore everything else. I get it, it’s extremely hard to multitask, let alone make time for something new, but as you rush through the day, your head hurts, your indigestion grows and your dark circles get darker. All sorts of pain associated with stress will worsen if you don’t relieve the tension from your body. Stress is also incredibly bad for aging. So you have to find a way to stay away from constant tension.
A brilliant way to look at melting all that frustration off is by practicing meditation or by listening to guided meditation sessions. It’s the best way to slow down and get rid of multiple thoughts flashing all around your brain.
To overcome stress, you have to let the mind and the body unwind to levels of ultimate inner peace. Based on the tension I’ve been feeling lately, I decided to listen to a guided meditation session on Stress. I felt like my mind was going a million miles an hour and my body was shaking from all adrenaline I’ve been pushing out! I really needed to calm down.
Once I hit play on the guided meditation session, I focused my attention on my breath. I felt completely aware of the breath entering my nostrils, as I inhaled and felt it going all the way to the back of my throat and into my chest. That was when it occurred to me in the midst of meditation, that my tongue was very tense. It became clear to me that every thought is expressed with the tongue and that’s why it held tension. The tongue connects the mind and the mouth. Converting mental thoughts into verbal expressions is a tough job!
As humans, we tend to be loquacious, so when I gave it a break, I felt all the tension I had put it through, earlier. My tongue was sore! I couldn’t believe it! Look at the power of meditation!
I’m understanding my body a whole lot more now.
As I continued my meditation, I believe I felt my thoughts slow down. All I was asked to feel was the movement of my breath and the gaps in between. Everything just slowed down into this beautiful wave. I felt like I was going up and down with the wave and my thoughts reached tranquility.
I was finally at peace and even though I felt extremely relaxed, I was aware of my awareness. I came out of my body and watched myself meditate. I felt rejuvenated even though I was as relaxed as a cat lying out on a lazy summer afternoon. I hope this inspires you to just grab whatever free time you have and take merely 10 minutes out of the day, maybe after lunch or before going to sleep. This will help prevent feelings of stress as the day unravels.
Make time for meditation, especially since the world is much more fast paced than the body. You have to find time to also listen to your body and be the BOSS of your own body!
And a kick-ass one at it too!
Nehita is a mindfulness expert who writes extensively on lifestyle management, wellness and ways to lead a healthier and a happier life. She is a part of Aware’s expert team on meditation. She is also an avid artist who spends most her time dribbling amazing stories through art.