Meditations to Combat Stress

Stress and negative vibes got you feeling weighed down? Below are a few quick meditations that you can do anytime, anywhere, especially if you practice them first.

Black Ball Meditation

1. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself. Feel your mind slow down to allow you to concentrate. Once you have the right amount of focus, visualize a black ball of energy in front of you. Imagine the ball absorbing everything that bothers you. Pour all of your stressors into it and feel them leave your mind and body. Now, visualize the black ball slowly turn white. When every bit of black is gone and the ball of energy is completely white, let it float out of sight and end the meditation.

White Light Meditation

2. Close your eyes and take a few steady breaths to relax. Imagine a brilliant white light pour over your body from the crown of your head to the tips of your toes. The light is vibrant and pure, reenergizing. Feel the warmth of it. Allow the light to become brighter and brighter. Now, imagine this light washing away your stress. I usually picture the stress as muddy water that’s flushed out by the light. Hold the image in your mind until you feel relaxed, and then end the meditation. (Note: if you have trouble visualizing this one, try tilting your head towards a light in the room or the sun.)

Water Under the Bridge

3.  Again, close your eyes, center yourself and begin to relax. Visualize yourself in a field of flowers and tweak it to your preference. You can make this field as detailed as you like. In front of you, there is a path  and you step onto it, allowing the path to lead you down a grassy hill and to a bridge. Stand on the bridge and look down at the water below. It’s crystal clear and running smoothly. Now, pick a visualization that represents your problems. A black orb of energy works, or maybe a chain that’s weighing you down. Whatever visualization you choose, drop it into the water below. The water, the Earth, can handle these things that you cannot. Do this again and again until you feel like the problems are no longer with you. Turn and head back up the hill. Once you reach your starting point, end the meditation.

These are a few that will work in a pinch. I’ll post more in the future, so if you like, please subscribe.

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