Mindful meditation is not exactly mainstream, but it has gained popularity through the last years. Many people practice it hoping that it can help fight the negative influence of mental stress. Recent research has proven that mindful meditation does actually help with anxiety and depression.
The practice involves sitting comfortably and slowly becoming conscious of your body by focusing on the present and letting go of your feelings. You can find an accurate description of how to meditate mindfully over here.
HOW TO BECOME MORE SELF AWARE: MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES TO LEARN TO MEDITATE
Dr Elizabeth Hope from Massachusetts General Hospital clearly explains how mindfulness aid you in problem solving and positive thinking: “If you have unproductive worries,” says Dr. Hoge, you can train yourself to experience those thoughts completely differently. You might think ‘I’m late, I might lose my job if I don’t get there on time, and it will be a disaster!’ Mindfulness teaches you to recognize, ‘Oh, there’s that thought again. I’ve been here before. But it’s just that—a thought, and not a part of my core self‘”.
If you are a novice to the art of meditation and do not know where to start, you can use a guided meditation from our channel. Follow the voice in the video below and do not be afraid of anxiety and depression getting the best of you:
I hope you found this information on mindful meditation useful, and that you can learn to ease anxiety through this positive and healthy practice.