Meditation Techniques for Stress That You Can Do Anywhere

Stressing? Here are some meditation techniques for stress. I do not know about you, but life is very stressful. Between work, family and and financial obligations there just seems to be enough time or money. They say meditation is good for the body, mind, and soul. It does truly help to try to slow down, for just a couple of minutes out of your busy day. Practicing some short meditation techniques can help keep you stay a little more at peace throughout the day.

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Meditation Techniques for Stress

Time is of the essence, and most people do not have a whole lot of time or take the time to care for themselves. Exercising and meditating are both stress relieving and important to overall health. At the very least, you can take two minutes here and there to practice meditation techniques for stress anywhere.

Relaxation and Tension Techniques

A great way to practice mediation is to experience what it feels like to relax your muscle tension. One of the first things that needs to be done though is knowing the difference when your muscles are relaxed and tightened.

Sitting at your desk, begin with your feet by flexing and pointing your toes. Next go up to your calves, tightening that area and holding and then releasing. Move up to your thighs, repeat this same procedure, and work your way up through all of the various muscle groups in your body.

This procedure tightens the muscle groups so you become more aware of your body. Then you will be able to recognize how to release that tension and relax.

Deep Breathing

For this, you will want to simply sit quietly for a few moments taking the time to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Make sure that you feel your belly and diaphragm move up and down so that you know you are doing this correctly. Practice this deep breathing slowly so you do not risk hyperventilation.

Breathe quietly while feeling the tension in your body melt away, muscle by muscle, inch by inch. Let the stress leave your body with each breath and return clean and refreshed.

Clearing Your Mind

Clearing your mind can be done anywhere…literally. This is easily done in your car during a lunch hour or while stuck in traffic. Take a few deep breaths, stretch a bit, and roll your neck gently from side to side. Resting your head back, close your eyes and picture a clean white sheet of paper.

Clear your mind, release any negative thoughts visualizing them floating up and out through the top of your head, leaving nothing behind but clean pure white paper. Find that place in you that feels peaceful. Continue to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, letting all thoughts go outward.

These techniques can all be utilized anywhere and every day. Practice them daily and you will see that these little techniques can go a long way to clear your mind, body, and spirit.

 
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  1. gahome2mom says

    thank you for sharing

  2. Jenna Wood says

    Deep breathing works wonders for me1

  3. Thanks for the tips. I’m a big fan of visualization.
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  4. Deep breathing combined with the relaxation techniques work wonders for me, especially at night when I’m trying to fall asleep. I like to imagine each part of my body getting heavier with each breath.
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  5. Amber Edwards says

    I usually have to do deep breathing, a calming bath and use essential oils. Sometimes I have to forgo the bath, but the deep breathing, clearing mind and essential oils I can use anywhere.

  6. Grace Hodgin says

    I love meditation and love how clear my mind is after I do it. It is amazing how smoothly life goes when I remember to breath.

  7. Great ideas. I did a meditation tutorial that you might like to check out too. It is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KWEiMZpC8pM
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  8. Thank you! I needed these tips this week….I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with the stuff going on in my life.
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  9. These are great tips. As a mom, stress can get a bit high so it is always good to know ways to reduce it.
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  10. Relaxation says

    Relaxation and Meditation Techniques A variety of stress management techniques measure what’s involved in learning to manage your body’s responses to stress or anxiety. These techniques involve learning to consciously relax your body through a spread of techniques, like meditation or radio-controlled representational process.

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