Sometimes the pressure of everyday life just gets to be too much. It happens to everyone. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a way to get away from the pressures of life and relax for a few minutes whenever you want to?
That’s where meditation comes in. Meditation is the art of sitting quietly and being at peace with yourself. It can banish stress and pressure, and help you to unlock a healthier, happier life.
Meditation & Pressure Relief
In the 1970’s meditation hit the big time. Everyone was doing it, even the Beatles. That kicked off a lot of questioning by scientists as to whether or not this new American fad – which had been practiced as a high art in India for centuries – had any medical benefits.
Since then, study after study has come back and proven that meditation is a great cure for pressure and stress. If you’re suffering from stress at work, or lots of pressures at home, you should at least consider practicing meditation.
The core of meditation is the art of mindfulness. When we concentrate only on ourselves and our breathing, external stimulus melts away. One of the things that that means is that our pressure levels drop almost immediately. In fact, studies have shown that people who practice meditation feel less pressure and stress at work, and are happier at home.
Of course, it takes practice to master any skill, and meditation is no different. Start by sitting in a relaxed position and concentrating on your breathing for 20 minutes. Increase the amount of time you spend meditating by 5 minutes every day until you work up to a full hour.
When you can comfortably sit and meditate for an hour you’re well on your way to beating pressure through meditation.
Taking a Breather
Even just learning how to meditate can be beneficial. Before you really start to lose yourself in meditation, it’s still helping you by keeping you away from pressure and letting you be at peace in your own mind for awhile.
While it’s important to practice meditation every day if you’re ever going to truly master it, even 5 minutes of meditation throughout the day is better than doing nothing at all and letting the pressure build.
That’s one of the reasons that meditation is such a powerful tool, it works in little doses or big ones to keep your mind occupied and keep pressure at bay.