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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.

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The simplest meditation I know is to follow your breath. As you do, it will get deeper and deeper. You have to learn to be aware yet surrender. The breath will take you there and sometimes disappears. Sometimes you'll feel a void and sometimes it is full of lights and bliss. This is advanced meditation. The goal is someday life becomes a constant meditation, you're aware but physically and mentally detached, you realize you're something beyond the words and minds and are having an experience as a human. Think of meditation as if going to sleep but your consciousness still remains awake.
Here are some home remedies to help yo deal with anxiety:
1. Cold Showers: Start off with a comfortable water temperature. Gradually decrease the water temperature. After a few minutes, gradually increase the water temperature back to a comfortable temperature. Take one to two showers like this a day for several weeks to several months.
2. Internal Niacinamide (vitamin B3): Take 100 to 750 mg of vitamin B3 mixed in water. It can also be taken in divided doses of 250 mg of vitamin B3 four times throughout the day. Users have safely been able to take up to two to three grams of B3 a day (high doses may cause nausea). Vitamin B3 can cause a reduction in anxiety within 30 minutes.
3. Lavender Oil (mild effect) or Narcissus Oil (stronger effect) Aromatherapy (reduces depression and anxiety): Apply either or both oils to a cotton ball or tissue and smell and/or freshen the room (in excess can cause sleepiness).

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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:
Technique 1
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.
Technique 2
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:

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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.
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