Stress and Meditation for Marriage
Too much stress in a marital relationship increases the chances of having an unhappy marriage. A very effective way to reduce stress in our lives is by practicing meditation on regular basis. On this page you will find free valuable meditation for marriage training to reduce your stress and thus enjoy a fulfilling, relaxed marriage.
Dr. Gomez follows the teachings on meditation of Sri Sathya Sai Baba whom he has met personally on more than fifty trips to India in the past 20 years. He has also learned meditation from other reputable sources. He has been trained in meditation and visualization by the world renowned speaker and author Jack Canfield, co-creator of the New York Best-Selling series of books “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and author of the book “The Success Principles.”
You can also practice mini-relaxation exercises provided by Harvard University, Medical School.
What is Meditation?
The word meditation comes from the Latin word “meditari” which means “to dwell upon.” Before we explain what meditation is, it will be important to clarify what meditation is not. Meditation is not some type of religious worship or prayer; meditation does not belong to any particular religion and meditation is not a Yoga practice. and finally, meditation is not attempting to keep your mind “blank” without any thoughts entering into you thinking.
There are many types of different meditations. Some of them are very complex and others are relatively simple; some are very effective, while others are just a waste of time. We are going to give you in this free report several simple techniques, easy to practice, which are at the same time highly effective for your well being. We will explain to you, step by step, an easy way to practice meditation, even if you have never done meditation in the past.
Benefits of Meditation?
- Some research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that meditation may help such conditions as: Allergies, Anxiety Disorders, Asthma, Binge Eating, Cancer, Depression, Fatigue, and Heart disease, Pain, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Disorders and Substance Abuse.
- When we meditate for as little as 10 minutes daily, recent research has evidenced that there is a decrease in anxiety and depression.
- Some other benefits include: decreases the aging process; increases the level of energy; balances the endocrine system and helps in maintaining the ideal body weight; slows the heart beats, lowers the blood cholesterol therefore reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease.
- A report from the Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard University affiliated hospital, reported that in an 8-week mindfulness meditation practice by a group of 16 participants there was an increase in the amount of gray matter shown in the brain images of the participants, accounting for the following positive results: increased attention, memory and concentration and a better mental focus, along with a general feeling of increased well-being and peacefulness.
- Regarding pain and meditation in a scientific study conducted by researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 15 healthy volunteers who had never practiced meditation, participated in a four 20-minute classes where they were taught Mindfulness Meditation (one of the same type of meditation we are going to teach you in this free report) with the following beneficial results: 40% reduction in the intensity of pain and 57% reduction in pain unpleasantness.
Judson A. Brewer, who is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University, discovered that meditation can help with a number of health problems such as quitting smoking, coping better with cancer and prevention of Psoriasis.
The Correct Body Posture
There are seven points in your body that you need to pay attention to, in order to hold the correct body posture recommended for meditation. These seven points are:
If you can not sit cross-legged on the floor, you can sit on a chair, not leaning against the back of the chair. Do not cross your legs and keep your feet resting flat on the floor or on a cushion.
The first way is to keep both your hands on the top of each other, just two or three inches below your navel. Keep your open palms facing up, placing your right hand on top of your left hand.
The second way of holding your hands is by placing both hands with the palms down on your thighs or on your knees.
The third way is by placing your hands on your thighs or knees, palms-up, with the thumb touching the index finger forming a circle, while keeping extended the other three fingers
Keep your back as straight and erect as you possibly can without too much tension, making sure that your shoulders are kept relaxed.
If you hold your hands together on the top of each other below your navel, spread your elbows open and away from your body.
If you place your hands palms-down or palms up on your thighs or knees keep your arms a little straight.
Push your chin back keeping it close to your throat with your neck slightly bent forward.
Keep your mouth closed and relaxed without the upper and lower teeth touching each other. The tip of your tongue should touch your palate, near the back of your upper front teeth.
You can keep your eyes closed or partially open, while gazing slightly down at the tip of your nose or just gaze at a point three to four feet in front of you.
Once you are comfortable with the body postures, you can put them into practice by choosing from any of these three free meditations:
The Light Meditation is a meditation taught by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to bring the light of love to each organ of your body and from there to project it to the entire world.
The Forgiveness Meditation was originally created, under the name of “The Junkyard Visualization” by Jack Canfield, the renowned co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books series.
This is a widely used meditation to eliminate stress. This type of meditation is a very ancient one, possibly several thousand years old, and has been taught in countries such as India, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Burma.