Back pain and other types of pain are common issues that can end a meditation session early. It is difficult to focus on being mindful if the only thing your mind is focused on is the ache in your lower back. According to Anne Ihnen, LMHC, “A common chronic pain condition—one that perhaps could serve as a model for other pain conditions—is low-back pain. According to recent statistics, about 80 percent of Americans will experience chronic low-back pain in their lifetime, and 25 percent of Americans are currently experiencing it. And yet—as with other chronic pain conditions—definitive treatment is lacking.”
If you have problems with back pain or other pain during meditation, here are some alternative meditation poses that may be a better fit for you.
“Clearly, mind and body practices, like yoga, meditation, deep breathing and prayer help to reduce stress and improves stress-related nervous system imbalances.” – Deborah Khoshaba, PsyD.
“Mindfulness meditation practices are effective interventions, and sometimes for mild to moderate conditions—depression and anxiety—super-effective as front lines.” – Saundra Jain, PsyD, LPC.
Meditation can be an amazing tool if it is used properly. However, there are plenty of mistakes that beginners make that prevent them from getting the most out of their meditation sessions. If you are new to meditation and you feel as though you are not getting the benefits of meditation that you should be, take a look at some of the common meditation mistakes below.
Who doesn’t get stressed from time to time? Stress can truly play a huge part in everyday life and yet it can affect us in a major way. It’s hard to know which way to turn when it comes to stress as it really overwhelms you. According to Elizabeth York, LPC, LMFT, “Stress has both positive and negative impacts on our lives. The hormones released with stress are used to preserve life and limb from harm. However, we often live in a state of perpetual stress that is not life-preserving but life-draining.”
For some, finding a suitable stress relief solution can often be hard. There are many good options but finding something that actually works is another matter entirely. So, what solutions do you have? Read on to find out more.
Have A Good Cup Of Tea!
Firstly, when you’re stressed, you need to take a break and find a calming solution. One of the very best options has to be to drink a sweet cup of tea or coffee. This can truly allow you to catch your breath and take a moment to reflect on the situation. However, if you aren’t a big tea drinker, you can look at some iced tea or a fresh glass of OJ! This can really help you take a moment to reflect and maybe de-stress. Continue reading Stress Relief Solutions