Stress Release, Healing and Meditation

Anxiety-Free Living Is A Choice

If anxiety is mounting in our lives we can ignore it or do something to reduce it. It's a choice. We need not continue to allow our lives to be controlled by anxiety any longer. Take the first step to enjoy success without stress and a more creative, happier life.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation was originally meant to help deepen understanding.

Do you feel under pressure from problems with work, a relationship or your personal finances? When mental and emotional pressures build up, doctors and researchers call this feeling "stress".

If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying TSM Meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice this meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are. All you need is 20 minutes, a chair and freedom from interruption.

During this meditation, you effortlessly redirect your attention thereby eliminating the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.

When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day that contributes to your stress.

What if you could separate yourself from your thoughts? What if they still came but you didn't experience the negative emotional charge from them? What if they just were and you could just be?

This important benefit is often the result of the regular practice of TSM Meditation. New students are instructed in how to allow thoughts during meditation and thereby defuse their negative charges. With practice, the mind settles down and the body follows. This healing state of deep, restful meditation and silence is sometimes called restful alertness. It’s where the mind and body naturally go to heal.

By reaching that level of rest one automatically untangles those stored charges and releases them from the grip they hold over us. This results in thinking that becomes free from those negative emotional distractions. Here is the formula for solving problems before they arise and living a more creative and fulfilled life.

The practice of TSM reduces stress and promotes healing in a natural way. Medical science tells us that 90% of all disease is either caused or complicated by stress. It is not enough to ‘cope with stress’.

The emotional benefits of meditation include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions

Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.

A growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation. Some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems

A bit of stress in short doses is useful in improving our memory and enhancing performance. However, too much, too regularly, is extremely damaging to our mental and physical well-being. In a 2012 survey, 20% of Americans said they were experiencing extreme levels of stress. And while 64% said that it is "extremely important or very important to manage stress", only 37% felt they were actually doing an excellent or very good job at managing theirs.

TSM Meditation is a simple, natural technique. In TSM, you silently repeat a personally assigned mantra, a specific meaningless word or sound, in a specific way. This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.

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Charles L. Raison, MD, clinical director of the Mind-Body Program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta participated in a study that indicated that meditation improved both physical and emotional responses to stress. In the study, people who meditated regularly for six weeks showed less activation of their immune systems and less emotional distress when they were put in a stressful situation. Stress reduction could be the key to meditation’s beneficial effect on health. "We know stress is a contributor to all the major modern killers". Raison points out. More studies have shown improvement for fibromyalgia and even psoriasis in patients who meditate. "It's hard to think of an illness in which stress and mood don’t figure", Raison says.

Science hasn't yet connected all the dots between what happens in the meditating brain and the immune system. But a University of Wisconsin study saw increased electrical activity in regions of the left frontal lobe, an area that tends to be more active in optimistic people, after eight weeks of training in meditation.

Stress is of course unavoidable, and the point of stress reduction and stress management programs is not to eliminate stress from our lives entirely. Life is always going to be full of challenges, and a life without some turmoil is not only impossible but is also undesirable.

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