what kind of meditation is good and easy to practice?
can you help me for calming down my anxiety, what kind of meditation is good and easy to practice for my anxiety? I suffer of terrible anxiety but medications haven't helped me, I tried several of them in the past... some say my problem is because I am gay and I don't accept myself but I found I got anxious for everything.. almost something that I dislike.
As a practitioner of zen meditation for a couple of years now, I will try to offer you a couple of tips:
When I started meditating, I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be doing. I tried to sit down and just clear my mind, but my practice still didn't make a lot of sense until I started with breathing meditation.
Here are a couple of simple breathing meditation techniques:
Breathing in, I know I'm breathing in.
Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
Repeat this simple phrase with each in and out breath until you have focused in on the rise and fall of your abdomen associated with each breath. Then simply follow the breath for the prescribed period of time. Thought will arise - don't engage them. Simply watch them float by like clouds in your bright clear mind sky.
In, one - Out, one
In, two - Out, two
. . . up to ten.
Then, In, nine - Out, nine
. . . down to one
Then back up to ten.
Repeat for prescribed period of time.
Here's a video demonstration:
Meditation is holistic relaxation excercises.
Since civilized societies began to emerge, meditation has evolved into a structured practice. Although there is not a lot of recorded information dealing with the history of meditation, its roots can be traced back to ancient times.
Some meditation experts suggest thinking of your mind as a glass of muddy water and meditation helps bring clarity. Many forms of meditation result in the clearing of one's mind.
More on Meditation - http://www.religious-beliefs.com/meditation.htm