by Gerry K.
Article by Irwin Myers
Meditation guided regimes lead to several positive changes in your wellness and state of being. Aside from relieving stress and anxiety, the benefits of a regular guided meditation schedule increase gradually the longer you continue meditating (over a length of time, not per meditation session). If you aim specifically to reduce nerves or anxiety, a focus on breathing in your meditation might be just the track to try.
If you already practice meditation guided techniques, you already know the importance of having a serene meditation area. This is the place where you carry out your meditation sessions, and you should pick a place in which you will hopefully be able to meditate without disruption. Another important aspect that is just as personal as the meditation area is your posture while meditating. You may want to try out a variety of postures and poses while meditating to know that you have found the perfect fit. From sitting on the floor in full lotus to lying down on your bed, the many posture options available should be dictated more by comfort than by style. You may think a certain pose seems good for meditating only to find that it does not work for you.
Before beginning any breathing exercise for meditation guided sessions, take a moment and let yourself get adjusted to your meditation stance while your mind clears and calms down. When you notice that your mind is not racing with thoughts, it is time to start the breathing exercise. Close your eyes and take several natural breaths. These should be deep, but still natural, as you do not want to overwork your body and distract yourself from your meditation. Breathing through your nose, inhale and count to seven silently. You will then exhale through your mouth while mentally counting to seven again. Repeat this pattern until you feel that all excess thoughts have left your mind, but being careful not to hyperventilate.
Try meditating for at least twenty minutes a day to receive the maximum benefit from your work, but even ten minu tes of breathing exercises can be incredibly helpful. You can even do a few sets of this breathing pattern when you feel overwhelmed by stress throughout the day.. When your mind focuses on the control of something as natural as breathing, it helps you make sense of the more complicated aspects of your life, which in turn reduces your anxiety through a practice that is meditation guided.
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Irwin Myers is the president of Wellness Engine, a company that is dedicated to teaching wellness through multimedia. Our first production is Psychic Smarts. Visit us at our website at Visit our website at Psychic Smarts and our blog at Psychic Smarts BlogDistributed by http://www.ContentCrooner.com