Increasingly, people around the world take up regular meditative practices primarily because these are effective for inducing calm and relaxation, and also to help minimize the effects of daily stresses.
There are varieties of such practices to choose from, including those that help to cultivate mindful awareness, as well as ones that serve to alter habitual, negative responses to stressful situations, and others that focus on teaching the body to relax, and to restore a sense of vitality.
One widely-practiced meditative exercise is the relaxation response technique. A single or two daily sessions lasting no longer than 10 minutes each can produce immense benefits, including lessening anxiety, and improving cardiovascular functioning. Continue Reading →