American’s are no strangers to stress.
Juggling a successful career and family is the pinnacle of success, and while a majority would say they have a handle on it, 80 percent have reported an increase in stressful symptoms since 2016. What most people don’t realize is they don’t have to continue harming their nervous systems by continuing to be stressed.
In this post, you can learn to target stress and harmful emotions through guided meditation for relaxation.
What Is Guided Meditation for Relaxation?
The true meaning of meditation differs for many people, and there are different kinds of meditation that come with many names.
For some, meditation is only the act of gaining inner peace, like Kundalini, where you allow your mind to wander and accept any thought that makes you feel happy. For others, it means to concentrate deeply on something until it’s true nature is revealed to them.
Transcendental meditations focus is on a mantra. In this meditation style, you chant your mantra and inwardly focus on letting the bad energy out. This type of meditation isn’t as easy if you’re uncomfortable with mantras.
Guided meditation for relaxation is going to be the best for those who are dealing with the most amount of stress and are unsure of how to go about meditating. Meditation can be an intimidating experience at first and have someone to guide you can make all the difference.
With guided meditation, a teacher will take you through a meditation sequence step by step by helping you visualize peaceful scenery and feelings until you’ve reached a state of relaxation.
The Benefits of Guided Meditation for Relaxation
There are many benefits that come with guided meditation, but we’ll start with the most obvious, which is less anxiety in your everyday life. Because anxiety has a way of messing with sleep, it has also a way of affecting things such as emotions and immune system.
Guided meditation has a positive, proven effect on Cortisol levels, the hormones your body produces due to anxiety, making you healthier overall. It can also make you more likely to sleep more soundly.
One in three adults suffers from insomnia, but studies have shown that guided meditation for relaxation has a way of easing the mind of stress and anxiety so those who suffer from insomnia can the rest they need at night.
The way it works is that meditation brings the mind to the present, calming brainwaves. Breathing exercises can help slow the heart rate and focus the mind. Meditation can also increase melatonin levels which help us sleep.
What You Think You Become
Gandhi said it best, “What you think you become.” And we believe if you start thinking you’re healthy and at peace, you will be healthy and at peace.
We also believe in a stress-free world, and we want to help you achieve your version. Visit our website for more blog posts about meditation and mindfulness, or contact us for more information.