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April 18, 2013
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Relax Through Meditation

It is estimated that about 20 million Americans have used some form of meditation. Meditation is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Nor is it all about sitting in the lotus position and chanting “omm.”

 

In the past decade, doctors have even begun prescribing meditation to their patients. Have you ever wonder what meditation can do for you?

People use meditation for a variety of reasons, including:
• Anxiety
• Pain
• Depression
• Stress
• Insomnia

If you are interested in starting your own meditation practice, no matter which type you choose, the majority share four basic elements:

Quiet. Find a spot with as few distractions as possible for your meditation practice.
Posture. Different types of meditation may ask for different postures, from sitting, or lying down to standing or walking, but a specific, comfortable posture plays a role in all forms.
Attention. Centering your attention, whether it is on a mantra, a specific object or the sound and feel of your breathing, is another component of a meditation practice.
Openness. An integral part of a meditation practice is being open and not judging yourself for distractions. When your thoughts wander, you simply should bring your attention back gently to your focus.

Of course, meditation should not take the place of any conventional care your health care provider suggests, but as a supplemental practice it may well offer improved overall wellness. Omm indeed!

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Christopher Stipp is the Director of Online Marketing for Massage Envy. Connect with .


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4 Responses

  1. colleen

    I have always wanted to add daily meditation!

  2. Donna F.

    I think I would definitely benefit from meditation, but I just find it so hard when my mind gets distracted.

  3. deb cohen

    ty for this info hubby has been wanting to do this, now i have more info.

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