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7 Ways Meditation Helps Students Handle Stress
by Helen Birk
(Helen Birk is a copywriter and blogger. In this article, she shares some tips to help students handle stress and to ease pressure and fear!
Becoming a student, you might face a lot of complications that will affect your nervous system. These might be too much pressure, insults, fear, unfulfilled plans or conflict situations. All that stress does not pass unnoticed and has a huge influence on our health and wellness. You can’t focus on your studies 100% since mindfulness and stress don’t go together.
That’s why it is very important to learn how to notice in time our internal pressure and easily get rid of it. For example, Australian assignment provider might help you with your homework, a bit but this can not be the most effective cure. Most times we don’t even realize that small stress might grow rapidly and become a neurosis. And this will affect not just our mood but also physical health.
Neurosis is a loss of the body’s ability to withstand stressful situations. Having such condition your body can’t fight with upcoming stress situations and your neurotic system gets exhausted.
You can avoid such unpleasant conditions with the help of meditation. In a new study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, people who had issues with stress and anxiety and took a mindfulness meditation stress reduction course were taught to cope with issues more successful and had a lower hormonal and inflammatory response than people who didn’t practice mindfulness meditation stress.
So how does meditation help with stress? To answer this question lets see what are the 7 ways of meditational practice that we know:
Guided meditation. According to this method, you focus on your imagination. You imagine mental images or places that you like and make you feel relaxed. It’s useful to use all possible senses such as smells, sights, sounds and textures. If its more comfortable, you can ask a doctor or a mentor to guide you. That’s why you can call this method guided imagery or visualization.
Mindfulness practice. Meditating this way, you have to be very mindful of the present moment. You focus on something that is happening now, for example, your breathing. While that, you analyze and let them pass through your emotions or worries without any judgments.
Mantra meditation. You clean your mind from all the thoughts by repeating some calming word – mantra.
Qi gong (CHEE-gung). As a part of Chinese medicine, this is a very relaxing way of restoring your internal balance. It’s a combination of meditational practice, a relaxation, special way of breathing and movements.
Tai chi (TIE-CHEE). This practice also comes from Chinese culture. This is a type of performance with movements in a very slow and relaxing way. Deep breathing technique is also a part of this practice.
Transcendental Meditation®. It is very similar to mantra meditating. You also repeat a particular word, phrase or sound (mantra) but in a silent specific way. Sounds like you’re singing.
Yoga. The most popular these days. It’s a way of relaxation and keeping your body in good shape. By performing a series of movements while controlling your breathing, you clear your mind and make your body more flexible. While doing yoga your mind cleans itself from stressing thoughts about a bad day at classes and focuses on the moment of performing balancing poses.
“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you” – Amit Ray.
If you feel tired and overstressed coming back from classes, maybe it’s worth it to spend a few minutes daily on such a relaxing activity and conversation just with yourself. What will you lose? Pick the technique that works for you. Read some tips and feedbacks from people who practice it to make a correct decision. Enjoy your mind, free from stress, worries and anxiety.