Meditation is practiced by Hindus and Buddhists in order to reach a higher level of spirituality. Besides these major religions, there are also others that are teaching meditation. The basic teachings of these religions include the practice of meditation as an important element of their daily expression of faith and devotion to their gods and deities.
In two aspects, meditation is both a way of observing religious traditions and a way to improve oneself by controlling the impulses and patterns that cause the formation of negative habits. It also enables a person to control his thought processes. It is used today for curing mental disorders.
The meaning of meditation may be different depending on the practitioner. This is generally based on where they learned it and how they do it. No matter where learned, its purpose remains the same. To reach a higher level of consciousness. When this state is attained, the person’s mind becomes manageable, to the point of making it calm and focused on whatever objective the practitioner has at a point in time.
Are You Chronically Anxious?
Are you one of those people who are anxious most of the time? Then its time to challenge anxiety using NLP.
Most people who are chronically anxious have a never-ending loop going on in their heads with thoughts and feelings that something bad is about to happen. This loop causes them to become paralyzed with fear over possibilities of imagined disasters. This can lead to non-productivity and even depression.
Its normal to be anxious every once in a while. In fact, most successful people have overcome anxiety causing adversities and come out on top of the game. Studies have found that these people use certain techniques found in NLP to challenge their anxiety and turn it into something positive and productive.
Here are a few of techniques from NLP that you can incorporate into your life to challenge anxiety and lessen its impact:
While Hypnotherapy Neuro Linguistic Programming can be used by anyone, they are two of the best kept secrets used by star athletes, movie starts and high performers from all walks of life. For example, Tiger Woods, one of the world’s greatest pro golfers, regularly uses hypnotherapy to enhance his focus on and off of the golf course.
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Just watch what Tiger Woods does just before he makes his move the next time you watch him on TV. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that he blinks his eyes twice. This hypnotic process puts him in a state of focused relaxation, allowing him to be present and in the moment as he takes his swing. It also focuses his mind on a positive outcome. Continue reading
While everyone gets anxious every now and then, when your anxiety starts to take over it can cause an anxiety or panic attack. The most common reason people have panic attacks is because fight or flight response has gotten out of control, subconsciously triggering your physiological reflexes and putting them in hyper drive.
When your adrenal glands release the same large quantities of adrenaline needed for survival during a life or death situation over something relatively minor it can trigger an anxiety or panic attacks. While this reaction can be very helpful in a life or death situation, it can cause trouble especially when the trigger is simply leaving your house or driving your car. It can also be disabling.
The following tips will help you get those irritating reactions under control.
Being able to control your response to stress is very helpful for those who suffer from panic attacks. One of the best methods for doing this is mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness meditation had been used by priests, monks, and religious leaders for thousands of years in their search for enlightenment, revelation, and salvation. In this modern age, ordinary people seeking to experience inner peace can apply the same principles. Through meditation, they become better equipped in dealing with stress and anxiety producing situations they face each day.
While meditation used to be solely as a religious tradition, today mindfulness is a proven scientific method for relaxing the mind and body.
How benefits are brought about by regular mindfulness meditation
Encountering the fear that comes from stress and anxiety attacks can shake you to your core. While the experience is often different for each person, these attacks share similar symptoms. Most of the time an individual loses control of their body, their heart will pound wildly, and they will experience a feeling of fainting and a sudden feeling of nervousness. Some people have a hard time breathing, experience mild shaking and sudden physical discomfort. These symptoms are often confused for a heart attack, but they’re not. That is also one of the biggest reasons people want to end their panic and anxiety attacks.
The following are some tips you can do use order to make your life more comfortable.
I am Calm, Confident and in the Moment
My life is full of peace and tranquility.
As I stay in this moment I remain calm, confident and full of hope.
Being in the moment helps me stay sharp and focused and moving toward my goals like a laser. Continue reading
How to Control Anxiety Naturally
With text messages, Facebook and other daily distractions of everyday life it’s easy to feel stressed and anxious. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. You can control your stress and anxiety by using the following natural remedies and simple anxiety relaxation techniques.
1. Say no to soda and coffee and yes to water. A recent study from Duke University Medical Center has found that caffeine causes anxiety. Caffeine makes the body release stress hormones and changes how you see the world.
End Your Day on a Positive Note
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
End each day on a positive note. Just like in the morning, take control of your thoughts as you wind down your day.
Find positive things to occupy your mind.
Start Your Day on a Positive Note
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert H. Schuller.
A great way to reduce your anxiety is to start you day on a positive note. The mental wheels start turning as soon as our eyes open in the morning so first the thing you need to do is take control of your thoughts.