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When You’re Too Stressed To Meditate

We know that meditation helps relieve stress, but many people find that when they’re stressed they’re feeling too agitated to sit quietly.

Luckily that’s not a problem because there are many ways to meditate. You can sit with eyes closed, you can sit with eyes open (defocused), you can stand, you can even walk. Some distance athletes say that their sport becomes a form of meditation.

Meditation is simply a deeply focused awareness of your present moment experience to the exclusion of all else. If you’re in the pool swimming laps and losing track of everything other than your body powering through the water, it’s likely that for you this is a meditation. It’s just you and the water. If you’re running in a closed environment, such as a track or park, and you don’t have to watch out for running into cars or people, this too can become a meditative experience. It’s just you, your breath, your feet.

Daydreaming, contemplating, is not meditating. It’s thinking. Meditation happens when we get out of ur head and into our body with single-minded focus.

I invite you to watch this video on walking meditation, and try it out when you don’t feel like sitting.

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