Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Anxiety and Depression
We’ve asked the mental health experts to round up the best mindfulness based activities people with anxiety and depression can incorporate into their daily routine or use when they are feeling overwhelmed.
Meditation: A Relaxation Technique to Lower Blood Pressure
Meditation is a mind-body practice that trains the mind to relax and also promises to keep your blood pressure (BP) in check. A new study suggests that meditation, specifically transcendental meditation, stimulates genes that produce telomerase – an enzyme that’s linked with lower blood pressure and mortality. Our blood pressure can rise due to various factors such as age-related narrowing of the arteries, underlying medical conditions, stress, and excessive sodium intake, amongst others. Meditation can manage your blood pressure and boost your defense against heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney disease. Apart from stress, it’s also the activities we […]
How Meditation Offers Significant Heart Benefits
What’s good for the mind is also good for the heart. We’re already aware of the overwhelming benefits of exercise for your health, especially your heart health. But studies have shown that there can be health benefits gained from slowing down as well, especially in the form of health meditation and breath work. If you’re someone who practices meditation, you know the power it holds and its impact on your health. Mindfulness helps clear your mind, breathe in deeply and feel the stress recede each time you exhale. When stressed, our heart rate rises, and we tend to breathe faster. […]
Relax Your Mind From Depression with Meditation
An ancient practice followed for thousands of years, meditation has picked up steam in recent years as one of the most effective techniques of relaxation and stress relief and to calm the mind. Benefits of the practice include; it can relax your mind from depression, reduce stress, enhance focus, and boost productivity among umpteen others. Meditation is also believed to be one of the most popular techniques to eradicate mental health conditions like anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and depression as it helps control negative thoughts and difficult emotions, rewiring the brain to think right. As unfortunate as it is, depression is […]
TRM Meditation Of The Week: Anxiety Meditation
My mother began meditating years ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the fore. According to her, the facet she benefitted from the most was the ability to stave off stress and anxiety. The way to do this is to sit comfortably and focus on your breathing, bringing your mind’s attention to the present situation, without drifting into concerns about the past or the future. Mindful meditation makes the perfect outlet to treat anxiety. People suffering from it have an issue of giving distracting thoughts too much power of them. They are often unable to differentiate between problem-solving and […]
Social Anxiety Crippling Life? Try This Calming Meditation
Social anxiety a hurdle in your everyday life? Listen to this guided meditation to overcome this hurdle.