Article by R.D. Hawkins
ADHD meditation can be a valuable alternative therapy in helping those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder focus more on the present and release anxiety that may be building due to such problematic secondary symptoms as low self esteem, boredom, worry, and frustration. In this article we will briefly walk through a general description of this mind body technique of meditation and explore ADHD meditation.
Meditation is an ancient eastern discipline that uses quiet contemplation to induce a feeling of mental and physical tranquility. This ancient discipline is used by conventional and alternative medical professionals as a way to overcome both physical and mental challenges while emptying the body and mind of excess baggage for a short period of time.
When visualizing ADHD meditation one could possibly be conjuring up an image of someone sitting around in a ceremonial robe, with a shaved head, chanting something about getting rid of ADHD. You can relax in knowing that this is not the case. ADHD meditation is all about helping people of all ages learn to stay in the present moment and be aware of more than just your body. The goal is to focus attention of feelings, thoughts, and actions. Becoming more aware of these things through such alternative therapies as ADHD meditation can help a person struggling with such problematic ADHD symptoms as inattention/distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity/restlessness figure out where these behaviors are coming from, thus opening up an avenue for modification. Let’s explore on specific ADHD meditation together that involves a five step approach; mindfulness ADHD meditation.
First meditation requires quite, and as we know individuals struggle with ADHD are easily distracted, so this first step is very important. For mindfulness ADHD meditation we will require a quite place free of distractions where you can walk quietly.
Second, stand up straight keeping your shoulders back and your head looking down at a point a few fe et in fr ont of you.
Third, use deep slow diaphragm breathing to relax.
Fourth, take a slow step all the while focusing on the sensation of lifting your foot, moving forward, and putting it down. We are focusing on walking instead of breathing. Follow each foot as you lift and place it in front of you.
Fifth, as you walk let go of any thoughts other than those focusing on the placement of one foot in front of the other. Do not verbalize, this will only place an unneeded distraction into the mix. As you take each step use your senses to watch, listen, feel, taste, and smell.
After you finish the fifth and final step you should have pulled yourself into the present and in doing so eliminating much of the anxiety associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Also, the minds of hyperactive ADHD individuals can be a virtual slideshow of rapid fire ideas. Types of awareness training including mindfulness ADHD meditation can slow this process at least for a few minutes providing a much needed state of mental tranquility and relaxation.
What Next? Certainly mindfulness ADHD medication techniques are worth trying. After all they are free, safe, and have proven to effective on many different levels. Additionally, many individuals are finding success by combining ADHD meditation techniques with other natural alternatives such as homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies for ADHDare a safe and effective way to manage problematic symptoms and can provide long lasting results without the risks of side effects so often associated with conventional drug therapies.
About the Author
R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate for the use of natural health products and natural living with over 10 years experience in the field of natural health and wellness.Learn more about natural remedies and natural health at Purchase Remedies.com