3 types of meditation to reduce stress caused by the second wave of COVID 19
The second wave of COVID 19 not only affected our health, it also affected our peace of mind and health. Shreya Sethi, health coach and yoga expert, talks about three types of meditation to reduce stress and stay positive in the second wave of the coronavirus.
Stress is one of the main immunity killers. By clouding your mind and senses, it takes away all of the body’s resources and weakens you. Yoga, which on the other hand includes asanas, pranayama, and meditation, leads to a positive state of mind that promotes better health and immunity.
As the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps across the country, everyone is worried for their health. While good hygiene is a practice that everyone must practice, another very important thing that must be included in our lifestyle is to boost natural immunity. Shreya Sethi, health coach and yoga expert, talks about three types of meditation to relieve the stress caused by COVID 19.
Abdominal breathing meditation
1- Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight or lie on your back on a flat surface.
2- Relax your shoulders, place one hand on your chest and the other hand on your stomach.
3- Breathe in through your nose for about 4 seconds. You should experience the air moving through your nostrils into your belly, causing your belly to lift and expand. During this type of breathing, make sure your stomach moves outward while your chest remains relatively calm.
4- Breathe out of your nose for 4 seconds. During this exhalation, make sure your stomach moves inward and deflates while your chest remains relatively still. Repeat for at least 20 breaths.
Progressive body relaxation or body scan meditation
When the body is scanned, body parts and body sensations are gradually taken into account from the feet to the head. It is an inner suggestion for the parts of the body to relax. The script used here goes something like this, “Put all your attention on your toes and relax your toes,” moving up to your head for each part of your body. The body scan is a great way to relieve tension that you may not even realize you are experiencing. Research shows that reducing stress is one of the main benefits of body scan meditation, which in turn can have physical benefits including reduced inflammation, fatigue, and insomnia.
Creative visualization meditation
This type of meditation uses the imagination to capture the senses in as much detail as possible. Lots of visualization scripts will help you imagine yourself in a safe, calming natural setting like a sunny beach or a wooded forest, where you can hear the sights, sounds, and smells of that special place. Visualization is one of the best ways to bring positive energy into your body and mind. It also helps expand your creativity and increase self-esteem.
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