It All Stems from the Mind
We humans are characteristic for ourincredible mental powers and capabilities. In fact, not even weourselves are completely aware of all the potential our brain has.All we know is that, many times, bad mental state can lead to badphysical state and vice-versa. Thus, depression is a mentalphenomenon. Subsequently, we need certain mental techniques to treatit. This is where meditation steps in. Meditation can help you copewith problems better, thereby causing you less mental stress, lessanxiety and less problems in this respect. So, you can only benefitfrom meditation, if you happen to be depressed and cannot find yourway out of this state of affairs. Read on to learn how can meditationbe the only thing you need for re-establishing balance in your life.
Different Meditation Techniques
Many ancient cultures have battledstress before us, and left us their methods to inherit and benefitfrom them. First is yoga meditation, which teaches us how toconcentrate and breathe properly, removing stress from our lives bybeing more in charge of them and our own reactions. On the otherhand, Soham meditation connects us to God and, by performingbreathing exercises in order to praise our god, we will actuallyrelease stress and depression which has gotten the best of us.Additionally, Buddhist meditation teaches us to observe life from adifferent angle, knowing that all the stimuli causing depression andstress can be easily avoided, since we are those who can be affectedby them in the first place. So, if you learn how to take negativenotions with calmness and mental balance, you will live a healthier andmore balanced life yourself.
There are other different ways ofmeditation offering you their unique views upon depression and lifeproblems in general. Thereby, Vipassana meditation is a techniqueteaching you how to look at life as an observer, accepting things forwhat they are, instead of trying to make some impossible changes. Byobserving your surroundings you are actually observing yourself,learning how to cope with all the possible problems which mighttrigger your mental imbalances and problems.
Finally, there is the Third Eyemeditation which involves perceiving yourself as an inseparable partof the universe and vice-versa. Therefore, once you find thisconnection between yourself and the endless universe, you will lookat the world differently, through your third eye.
As for your personal relaxationmeditation, it is best to do it early in the morning. All you need tohave is a little peace and quite, and a place to rest. By sitting orlying in the most relaxing position, breathe deeply and slowly,either removing any thoughts from your mind or analyzing yourproblems as reasonably as possible. Ten minutes daily can relieve youof many problems which can cause depression. Thus, wait no longer,but cease your life and live it to the fullest.