Meditation for Stress Release

Your breath is a wonderful tool for relaxation and it is free. It is said that when the breath is steady the mind is calm. The next time you are feeling rushed or stressed over some situation try this exercise; better yet, try this exercise for 21 days and notice how you change your overall attitude in life.

Take about 10 minutes for yourself, go somewhere where you can have some quite time.

STEP 1: Get in a comfortable relaxed position and allow yourself to take this time to focus on relaxation and rejuvenation.

STEP 2: Close your eyes. Now with your inner gaze focus on the heart – lung area of your body and begin to slow your breath down. Allow your breath to slow down.

STEP 3: Now begin to breathe in for a count of 3, lightly hold for a count of 3, and exhale slowly all the way out for a count of 3. Allow yourself to breathe all the way into your stomach-abdomen area. Do this 5 or 6 times.

STEP 4: Now allow your breath to go back to its natural rhythm and simply watch your breath. Notice how you feel. Focus on each inhalation and each exhalation. If any thoughts come in your mind, simply bring your focus back to your breath.

See how much more calm and relaxed you are. You can now decide to live in a relaxed and healthy way, And, like anything else practice makes perfect.