Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How to Beat Stress and Angst Through Meditation

There's nothing like economic calamity to focus the mind. But instead of obsessing over your job security or declining 401(k) balance, try diminishing your stress via a very old tool: meditation. Stretching back thousands of years to ancient spiritual traditions, meditation—while still not exactly mainstream—has been attracting a growing following of secular practitioners in recent years. Data released in December by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, an arm of the National Institutes of Health, show that 9.4 percent of adults surveyed in 2007 had tried meditation at least once during the previous year, a significant increase from 7.6 percent in 2002. And 1 percent of children had zoned in, too.

Once considered far outside the mainstream, alternative medicine is now being embraced by top hospitals. Learning the art of relaxation through meditation and other techniques can help you get through the holiday seasonand through other stressful times of the year.

Source: US News

2 comments:

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I agree on you! I believe that Meditation is a time in which our conscious mind is able to recharge after being constantly bombarded with stimuli. I love meditating it's a wonderful and enlightening experience. It helps me feel alert, energetic, and full of good humor and I believe everybody must try it.