Our Mind has immense potential. The conscious mind consists of only about five percent of our mind while the rest 95% is the sub-conscious mind.It is a huge repository of all our experiences in life. We are in control of our conscious mind but our sub-conscious mind is the one controlling our thoughts and body. Our body functions as directed by the mind. However, there are ways and means developed over ages to control our mind. Meditation is all about controlling your mind. Stress Relief Meditation is controlling our mind to be stress free.
Meditation literally means to contemplate. The subject of contemplation might vary. Meditation and Yoga are different things,however interlinked. Yoga is said to be the way of life. However, meditation is solely focused on techniques to control one’s mind. Great Sages reached the height of knowledge through meditation. They imbibed meditation as a way of life. It is therefore understood that it is Yogic to Meditate.
Power of Sub-Conscious Mind
Our sub-conscious mind is huge repository of our life data. All experiences whether physical or in our imagination gets stored there. It is the part of the mind which also controls how our body would behave. It is an observation that any kind of lifestyle ailment arises out from our mind. Here it means that if our mind feels constrained in some cicumstances, it reacts by indicating clearly in our body parts.
This brings a few observations I had on people suffering from severe lifestyle ailments. Substance abuse or living in an unhealthy environment is another subject. But the ability to fight certain ailments is lost when your sub-conscious mind is not tuned to it.
Meditation is a means of controlling your sub-conscious mind. Initially, it is very difficult to think different from your sub-conscious mind. Try that for yourself where your concentration would mingle with that of sub-conscious mind almost immediately. Try thinking that it is completely dark outside closing your eyes in the middle of a bright day. Can you do it? Or even if you could do, does it last long?
Hence, it is only possible to tune your sub-conscious mind slowly. You need to train it before going to sleep because that is the junction when the sub-conscious mind completely takes over from your conscious self. Stress-Relief meditation becomes a reality when you learn how to tune your sub-conscious mind to be stress-free.
Create Positivity in Life
The idea of meditation is to create positivity in life. Positivity is often related to material gains. But when you practice meditation, you start realizing that you being you itself creates positivity. The material gains may grant an instant gratitude but returns to make you stressed once again. So, are you looking for instant gratification or are you looking to fill your life with all day positivity?
One of the ways to create positivity is to tune your sub-conscious mind to think positive. Shut down yourself to think only positivity. Do not let negative thoughts ruin it anytime. I can vouch that this is very difficult to practice. But once you are consciously doing it, you will find it easy to imbibe moving ahead. Think of good things in life – your cute child, your responsible parents, the house you live in, the various types of food you get to eat, you good relationship with your surrounding. If you think positive, your life will be full of positive outcomes. Stress Free Meditation is helpful in bringing positivity in life.
The meditation methods varies in ways it is practiced and the depth of concentration it can achieve. We discuss only the simplest ones here assuming that all of us are beginners in this lesson.
The idea of meditation is to concentrate. This concentration is again of at least two varieties – to concentrate internally or to concentrate on an external subject. Besides, many popular mediation technique recommends you to concentrate on particular body part. The most popular of them is to concentrate on you extinct third eye – i.e. the central are just above both eyes.
The simple meditation technique I follow is to close the eye in the morning hours during sunrise and concentrate of the Sun’s brightness. It is likely that your mind will deviate from this brightness but a little practice will make you see the sun’s brightness with closed eyes without any sun-rays touching your temple.
I find this extremely useful stress relief meditation. The sun’s brightness is unparalleled in its brightness on this earth. Therefore, the idea is to tune our sub-conscious mind to be bright and soak all our organs in positivity.
Meditation and Wellness
Our wellness is closely related to how our sub-conscious mind is tuned. By meditation, we tune our sub-conscious mind to be away from negativity. Our body is made to function in the most optimum way. We are free of any ailments when our body is functioning optimally.
We live a life of wellness when our mind is free and full of positivity. You must have observed the negative impact of stress caused on your body. The hunger is lost, you start losing on sleep and feeling tired throughout the day. Stress is the root of many lifestyle diseases here and leaves us short of leading a life of wellness. What we achieve to do is to eliminate stress and fill our mind with positivity. That way we will not let the lifestyle ailments overcome our body with ease as the internal immune is ready to fight it off.
Meditation is a tried and tested method for many centuries and prevalent among many ancient cultures. The relevance of mediation is true even today when we are fighting a war with internal stress and ever-polluting environment. Restarting to practice meditation brings in the much-needed positivity in life. This is vital for our well-being.
Practicing simplest of mediation even for a short duration keeps you sane in the everyday struggle in life. The sub-conscious mind is tuned to positivity which helps in maintaining a healthy body. Meditation has been an activity performed since ancient times to achieve overall wellness.
I encourage all of you reading this to start practicing meditation on a regular basis to achieve wellness in life. You will see a change in yourself very soon.
Do leave your comments in the comment box below letting us all know your experience with this practice.
12 Replies to “Stress Relief Meditation for Wellness”
Thank you so much for sharing with us a beautiful and informative article. The main content of this article is Stress Relief Meditation for Wellness. It is truly remarkable that you have presented this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of knowledge about it. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like the power of the Sub-Conscious Mind.
I meditate on stress relief almost all the time to stay well.That’s why when I meditate, I try to control my subconscious mind and calm it down.I just go into an imaginary world and relieve stress by lightening both body and mind
Finally, I enjoyed reading your article and enjoyed it. So I’d like to share your article in my Facebook group if you give me permission.
Thanks for your comments.
You have already been observing the benefits of meditation for beating stress. Continue with it and reap the benefit.
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I find that meditation is an excellent way to recenter myself sort of speak. Since we do leads a hectic life, it is helpful to use Stress Relief Meditation to relieve some stress and eliminate the negativity that surrounds us.
When would you suggest is the best time to meditate, in the morning or at night before going to bed? And for people just starting to practice Stress Relief Meditation, how long should they meditate?
Thanks for your comments and keen observation on the subject.
I would suggest morning time to be the best time to meditate as the surroundings are calm at that time which helps in meditation. If mornings are not possible, late evenings work when you are free of your worldly duties.
Begin with just 3 minutes and slowly graduate to 15 minutes. However, it is important to practice it daily.
Amazing articles. Reading this makes me feel like there is so much more to experience in the world if you don’t overthink things.
I used to meditate a lot but stopped when I no longer have the time to do that. Because I take up to an hour and a half to finish my meditation.
And when you have a hectic schedule that is near impossible to do.
I think it is time to do it again though. Gotta make room for it, thanks for the info!
Thanks for your comments and for sharing your experience here.
You have been a pro in meditation. I request you to continue the good practice. Take this article as a trigger point to restart.
Very nice article, Rohit! Completely agree with what you said about being able to tune our sub-conscious mind slowly. It definitely takes time but it can completely change a person’s life. I believe that meditation helps us to know ourselves better. It helps us to understand what really matters, what’s insignificant, and if we are stressed out because of the insignificant! Just this understanding is enough to change a person’s perspective to see his problems and potential, leading him to a stress-free lifestyle.
I liked your method to meditate by concentrating on Sun’s brightness very much. Keep sharing such ideas and experiences.
Thanks for your comments and encouraging words Vinayak,
The purpose of this website is to encourage people to lead a life of wellness. Watch out this space for more such articles.
Meditation, contemplation, deep thinking. What a cool article to start the journey to wellness. And I definitely agree that negative thinking has harmful effects on your spirit and your body. Focus on the better things of life and not the material things of life. Great article, certainly makes me think about my own cycle of thinking!
Thanks for your comments Shawan,
I want to influence as many people as possible specially the working millennial to lead a life of wellness through this website.
Thanks for your encouraging words once again.
I’ve been practicing meditation for many years now and as time goes by, my practice is becoming deeper and diligent. My everyday life is easier and happier. It all started with guided meditations. Then I met one wonderful teacher, he used to be a monk in Thailand, his name is Jeff and he is a teacher of the freestyle vipassana. Then I started following Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, and several other wonderful teachers. The next step was 10 days Vipassana course in Delaware. I started experiencing a lovely change. From there my journey became more clear.
I love your website, I love the topic you write about.
Have you heard of vipassana?
Thanks for your wonderful words which motivates me to write more of such articles. Thanks for sharing your experience here with meditation.
Yes, I have heard of Vipassana. It is an observation based, self-exploratory meditation. This was recommended to one of my relatives suffering from cancer and somehow there were positive effects due to it.
I will surely write one of my articles on Vipassana very soon.Please click here to read my article on Vipassana.
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