More doctors than ever before are recommending meditation techniques to treat anxiety.
Dr. Harlan Kilstein has been using a variety of methods to help his patients treat their anxiety, including meditation, guided visualization, and counseling. In recent years, Dr. Kilstein has focused more of his attention to meditation because of the fast and reliable treatments for stress related problems, including anxiety.
To Treat Anxiety
Anxiety, nervousness, stress, etc., are all byproducts of living life in the fast lane. In case you happen to be someone who’s fascinated by numbers and statistics, here’s one for you – more than sixty percent of the world’s population is affected by anxiety in some way or the other. Anxiety is something that must be dealt with at an early stage or else, it can manifest into something really serious and potentially dangerous such as panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, etc. So how to overcome anxiety? Well, meditation is a very popular and widely practiced method of overcoming anxiety. This is because it is not only extremely easy to implement, but also very effective in terms of producing desired results. On that note, here are some meditation techniques for anxiety relief and cure.
Meditation Techniques for Anxiety Relief and Treatment
Here are a few meditation exercises to treat anxiety.
Breathing Exercises and Techniques
Certain breathing exercises and Pranayam techniques work wonders in relieving anxiety and calming all anxiety symptoms. The best and simplest breathing exercise that you can perform is ‘deep breathing’.
Although it is an oft-repeated word, sadly, it happens to be one of the least understood of concepts. When told to practice deep breathing, what most people do, is try and puff up their chests with as much oxygen as they can. That is not the right way to go about it. Deep breathing involves making use of your abdomen, NOT your chest. When you breathe in deeply, you should literally feel your abdomen swelling up with air, and then going back to its original position upon exhaling.
Practice this for a mere 5 minutes whenever you feel anxious or stressed out. The best thing about it is that you can practice this exercise anywhere and at any time of the day. Just close your eyes, block your mind from all outer distractions and concentrate on your breathing. Feel the purity of oxygen entering your body as you inhale, and all the anxiousness and negativity leaving your body in the form of carbon dioxide as you exhale. Original story here.
There is a broad medical consensus that meditation techniques to treat anxiety are one of the best long term ways for anyone to overcome most forms of anxiety.
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