Meditation Can Have Major Effects on Anxiety, Study Reveals

Have you ever heard of “transcendental meditation”? You may not think so, but you probably are somewhat familiar with it.

Transcendental meditation, like other forms of meditation, involves placing yourself in a calm, peaceful setting. People who practice transcendental meditation practice using a mantra (a certain word meant to inspire a feeling of calm, usually). Meditation usually requires learning to put your worries aside for a set time in order to develop your ability to handle stress more calmly.

To benefit from meditation long-term, most people need to practice it regularly. It often helps to decide a time and place to meditate then figure out what kind of meditation works best for you. Some people prefer silence and being outdoors while others enjoy calming music and attending a formal class with others.

For someone who has an anxiety disorder or is more inclined to feel anxiety than the average person, meditation can be of great help. Meditating can make you feel more controlled and accepting of the issues that may come up in life. While you cannot ensure that nothing bad or irritating will ever happen to you, you can learn how to handle negative events with a greater sense of peace.

A recently published article describes a study on transcendental meditation and its effects on a population of highly anxious people. If you want to find out how using meditation techniques helped the people in the study, you can read more about it by following the link below.

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