If you've been dealing with Panic Attacks for any period of time, you will know that you are willing to try just about anything to get rid of them. I have found that using meditation can help relieve some of the panic attack symptoms and give you more inner peace. Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the reflexive, thinking mind and into a deeper state of relaxation and awareness.
The History: Long before Hinduism and Buddhism, the wise masters of India practiced and transmitted powerful mantras, of which the Hamsa meditation is said to be the foremost. This timeless wisdom mantra belongs to the ancient Vedic spiritual tradition. The Vedas are the oldest of man's scriptures, ancient holy texts passed down through the generations.
There is a joke in Buddhist circles: "Don't just do something, sit there." What is Meditation? Meditation is how we train in continuous awareness. It is also how we train in letting go. Meditating might not appear to be very exciting or productive, but try it and give inner peace a chance. Meditation is a truly transformative spiritual exercise. Beginning meditators do not always connect the simplicity of what they are doing to the essence of the spiritual search, but it is all there to be discovered by those who try it.
Detachment - Self-Mastery - Discipline Westerners are drawn to Buddhism for a wide variety of reasons, but many are specifically attracted because they want to learn to let go of unwanted states of mind that are making them unhappy. Some want to let go of anxieties, fears, obsessive thoughts etc. Others say they can't relax and mediate because they think too much, often letting old and painful thoughts take over.
Are you ruminating over the past or frantically planning for the future? With both of those activities of the mind we are unconsciously looking for ways in which to successfully avoid truly living in the moment. Stilling The Mind Meditation practice helps to train and concentrate our restless mind, so that, like a trained horse, the power and focused attention and awareness can be used however we choose, rather than it running us.
Sometimes when people find themselves in difficult circumstances their judgment becomes clouded, confusion sets in - and they end up doing things that just make the problems much worse. For example, have you ever been so overwhelmed by a problem that you didn't know what to do about it so you did nothing at all and let it snowball out of control?
Are you feeling stressed, out of balance, or anxious? If so, you are not alone. Almost 65% of Americans report they experience unacceptably high levels of stress in their lives and would like to take action to reduce their stress level. It's easy to see where this stress is coming from. As most would expect, studies consistently show that job and money worries are the main causes of stress and anxiety.
Have you ever wondered why is music used in meditation? There are numerous levels of a meditative state that people can place themselves in. Over 90% of these individuals who use meditation, will in fact use music to calm their nerves and to lower their stress while meditating. In fact, soft and somber music has proven effective in lowering a persons blood pressure and allowing them to relax easier.
So you want to learn to meditate? We hear about meditation in the news, read about it on the internet, and some of us may even have a friend or two that do it themselves. Nowadays, the stress is so overwhelming in so many people's lives that they are going back to a centuries old practice that is meditation. Meditation is not a religion nor a culture.
First, we use the long deep breathing exercises to calm and relax the mind. One nostril breathing is a great way to center your brain. Cover your right nostril with your thumb and begin taking long deep breaths out of the left nostril. Then reverse the exercise. It is common to discover that most of the time you are breathing out of only one nostril and the goal is to balance the breath between nostrils.