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Stress Meditation

Too much stress?

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”
– David Allen

You need a simple stress meditation. Of course, learning to meditate might intimidate you, and it’s tough to find the time for daily meditation. A solution to both problems is a meditation you can learn right now, that will take a minute to do each day.

An Easy Stress Meditation

When you breath through your mouth, it expands your chest. Breath through your nose and you’ll notice how your abdomen extends. Nose-breathing causes the diaphram to pull air to the bottom of your lungs. This delivers a good dose of oxygen into your bloodstream and  brain, and it also tends to relax you. Breathing through your nose is healthier, and it’s the basis of this one-minute meditation.

Here’s how you do it. Close your eyes, sigh, and let the tension go out of your muscles. It may help to tense up your muscles first, then release that tension. Then let go of your thoughts, as much as possible, and take four or five slow, deep breaths through your nose, paying attention to your breathing.

Can Meditation Be This Easy?

The short answer is yes. No, you’re not likely to get you into a deep meditative state with this simple stess meditation. However, you will get benefits, including a clearer mind and a reduction in stress.

It helps to develop a “trigger” for your meditation. For example, do your four breaths when you get into the car, or right after lunch each day. These triggers are places or times that remind you, so your meditation becomes a habit.

You can say this isn’t “real” meditation, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the relaxation you’ll get from this technique. If you want, you can always pursue deeper meditation later. Meanwhile, remember that not everything has to be difficult to be of value. Why not? Try the one-minute stress meditation.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James

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Regina’s grass roots approach to health and wellness is humbling and holistically sound.  Owner and Founder of Be FIY (Be Fabulous. Be Inspired. Be You); Your Health Matters. No Time like the Present. Start Today to Shape Tomorrow. Ms Shumate serves as a Professional Health Practitioner, a Problem Solver; Finding solutions to your wholistic health and wellness by helping you incorporate Healthier choices; Better Options with Awesome Results; Develop your Work and Home Relationship to achieve your  ultimate health and well being.
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