How to cope with anxiety without drugs- part 4 -Relaxing the Mind.

Relaxing the mind:

Our mind is constantly active from the time we wake up to when we fall asleep. If we are anxious the thoughts in the mind may accelerate to the point where our mind is racing. Unsettled mind can conjure up all sorts of anxiety provoking scenes resulting in more anxiety. Here we are going to look at the strategies that will calm the mind; these include visualization, meditation and calming music or nature sounds. Like the relaxation techniques for the body, to get most benefit one must do them regularly everyday.There are many techniques of meditations and the best way to learn them is from a teacher. However, just to whet your appetite I have posted some videos below which will show you the basic technique so that you can get started.

Visualization:

Meditation:

Music can have a profound effect on the mood , it seems to touch something deep within us. It has the potential to move you to a place beyond anxiety and worries. It can uplift your mood; so collect music that transport you to these different levels of being. I hesitate to provide a list here because everyone has their own favourites.

Resources:-

Coping with Anxiety

Edmund Bourne and Lorna Garano

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4 Comments

  1. Wilma

     /  December 19, 2011

    It can be daunting to try the physical and mind relaxation techniques on one’s own. I’ve found that my yoga classes incorporate these techniques in the sessions. Yoga is a wonderful workout for the body and the mind. I leave the class feeling both invigorated and totally relaxed at the same time.

    Reply
    • I haven’t tried yoga myself but I hear lot of agreement with you opinion on yoga. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  2. Maria Correia

     /  August 21, 2012

    Hi! Dr. Chana thank-you for charing all that information whit all the world i can.t belive reading your blog how much help we can get .Thank you for all the help.Maria

    Reply
    • Thank you for letting me know that it helps you.
      It is a very good encouragement for me to continue writing.

      Reply

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