A Visualization Meditation Technique For Relieving Stress
What is your idea of relaxation and stress relief? Is it lounging in bed all day, savoring your pillows and comfortable mattress? Is it sipping your favorite drink while you read a well-loved book? Or maybe it’s soaking up the sun on the beach? Getting a massage? How about visualization meditation? Have you tried that for stress relief?
Why Relaxation is Important
The bodies and minds of people are not built to withstand natural stress for a long period.
Most people have the basics of what it takes to face certain challenges and overcome them.
Even so, your body and mind can only take so much stress, before the build-up of tension within you needs to be addressed. Urgently.
If you’re the kind of person who has a tendency to bottle in your feelings, all the more that you should find ways to relieve your stress. Otherwise, your thinking could become flawed, and your emotional well-being could become damaged. Your physical body will also begin to show signs that it’s been through a stressful time.
I’m not just talking of sagging skin or dark circles around the eyes. Unrelieved stress can also injure your vital organs. You could also experience plenty of physical pain, such as headaches, cramped muscles, a terribly aching back, and respiratory problems.
Worst of all, your nervous system could become harmed to the point where it becomes difficult to function normally.
That’s why learning how to relax is important. Without relaxation, you might end up shortening your own life.
To avoid that, I recommend that you try visualization meditation.
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I’ve talked about meditation, and the various kinds, along with its benefits.
You Can Read: How Do I Meditate? FAQs About Meditation
I admit I’m a big fan of meditation because it is so useful, not only for relieving stress, but also for helping to develop psychic abilities, and even for clearing up negative karma.
Why You Need to Tailor Your Meditation Technique to Your Own Situation
I don’t simply ask you to meditate. While it is true that you can learn to meditate on your own, it’s still better to have some easy-to-follow instructions, in order for you to select the kind of meditation technique that’s best for you to practice.
In one of my articles, I discussed walking meditation as a reliable way to relieve stress.
In this article, I’ll discuss an alternative to walking meditation, for those who are not able to walk a lot due to different reasons, or for people who would prefer a not-as-active form of meditation.
The alternative I’m talking about is visualization meditation.
What is Visualization Meditation?
Visualization meditation is also known as guided imagery meditation. All of your physical senses can be involved when you are doing visualization meditation.
You can avail of the services of a psychic if you are completely new to the art of meditating.
However, if you already have some experience in practicing relaxation techniques, then it will be easier for you to put visualization meditation in action.
Let’s review a few of the simple relaxation techniques that I discussed before in another article. These steps can be helpful in preparing you to successfully move to guided imagery meditation from basic meditation methods:
There are relaxation techniques for meditating where you focus your attention on one thing, such as your muscles, your breathing, an image in your mind, a mantra, or an actual object like a candle flame.
Other forms of meditation tell you to focus on nothing in particular, but instead, to be aware of everything around you from the breeze to the chirping of birds, to the scent of leaves on the ground. Regardless of which method you choose, there are certain points that you should remember when you meditate:
- Release tension from your muscles.
When you meditate, you must allow your body to loosen up. Release muscle tension from your face, neck, back, arms, fingers, all the way to your toes.
- Free your mind of all worries and concerns.
The mind has a way of wandering off. So when worries, memories, schedules, responsibilities, and plans, invade your mind as you meditate, don't fight them, but don't entertain them either. Allow these thoughts to flow, like dried leaves being carried off by a stream.
- Release all negativity and let go of painful memories.
You also need to release negative emotions such as anger, resentment, and the like. Imagine these emotions to be like a rock that you're clenching tightly in your hand, 24 hours a day. When you meditate, visualize yourself opening your hand and releasing this rock.
Work on all of these steps for several days, until you feel sufficiently lighter, and you will find your cares and worries have been replaced by a sense of calmness.
When you start feeling more confident about your ability to be calm through the relaxation techniques, it’s time to start putting visualization meditation into practice to relieve your stress.
How to Use Visualization Meditation for Stress Relief
Meditation is so useful, not only for relieving stress, but also for helping to develop psychic abilities, and even for clearing up negative karma.
Visualization meditation can be done in places where distractions are absent. A quiet room or secluded parts of a park are useful locations.
- Make sure you are in a comfortable position when you start. It’s best to be seated. Avoid slouching.
- Next, close your eyes and start breathing calmly, in and out, letting your negative energy flow out from you with each exhalation.
- Focus first on your own breathing. Then, when your thoughts have calmed down, start imagining a scene you would like to enjoy. For example, if you are fond of gardens and gardening, you can imagine a garden where there are healthy plants, and where you are walking around.
- Remember, for this example of visualization meditation, you don’t need to have an actual garden of your own in real life, because the power of your thoughts can call up realistic images of a desirable garden for you.
Add to the Details of the General Image in Your Mind
As you continue breathing in a calm way, continue imagining more details in your garden. In your mind, can you see the garden clearly? What plants are there? What colors are the plants?
Walk around the garden in your mind. What sounds do you hear as you walk? Can you hear the sound of the pebbles under your shoes? Are there birds in the air? Can you hear them chirping?
Imagine the quality of the breeze. Is it cool to your skin? Do you enjoy it?
How about the smell of grass and the plants? Take deep breaths to relish what you are imagining in your mind.
Finally, imagine what the fruits hanging in a tree taste like. Are the fruits ripe and juicy? In your mind, taste how good the fruits are. Enjoy them.
Keep visualizing your “happy place” until you feel a deep sense of contentment. When you are satisfied by the imagery in your mind, you can start your return to the real world.
Breathe slowly and deeply. Imagine yourself being thankful for having your cares and worries, along with your tension and stress, released from you.
Then, open your eyes, rest for a bit, and re-enter reality once more.
I hope you liked this article on visualization meditation. I would be happy to know your feedback in the comments below.
And remember, if you feel that I can help you to understand your worries and concerns better, especially those concerns that are rooted in your past life, let’s talk it over during a phone psychic reading.
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