Meditation for Stress Management
Simple Meditation Techniques
Is your job stressful? For many of us, the answer is probably "Sometimes," or even, "Yes!"
Most of us experience some stress while we're at work. A little pressure can be good for you, by increasing productivity and performance. But too much can affect your physical and mental health in a profoundly negative way.
One useful technique for dealing with stress is meditation. This is not just a "new age" practice – people have used meditation for thousands of years to relax their minds and bodies, and to manage stress.
In this article, we'll look at the practical application for meditation as a stress management tool. We'll look at some simple meditation techniques, and offer ideas you can use to find time in your daily schedule to meditate.
Stress can cause severe health problems and, in extreme cases, death. While these stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, they are for guidance only, and readers should take the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.
Background to Meditation
Meditation has been around for thousands of years. The word "meditate" comes from the Latin word ...