Stress is no joke. It can ruin your health, your relationhips and your happiness. That's why it's so important that you work out a way to release the build up of pressure and tension that excess stress causes in your body.

One of the simplest ways to do this is meditation. Now before you dismiss this because you find it hard to sit still or slow down your mind I urge you to read on.

Now there are many different meditation techniques you can use and one thing I know for sure is that there is a meditation technique that works for everyone. It's just a matter of finding the one that will work for you.

I know because I studied more than 120 different types before I
understood what would and wouldn't help me to relax deeply and quickly.

To make it simple there are really only to styles of meditation. The first is what I call 'passive' meditations. These are the type where you mostly use your mind to focus your thoughts or be guided through a meditative technique.

Meditation as a Stress Relief Exercise

The second type is what I call 'active' meditations. This type of meditation is for people who really find it hard to relax, get rid of stress or have a very active mind.

These are the most effective meditations for anyone who has ever ried 'traditional' meditation that haven't worked for them.

Before we talk more about 'active' meditations let's look at some of the reasons why meditation is so good for you.

Natural Stress Relief Through Meditation

Meditation is scientifically proven to lower your heart rate and blood pressure, change brain wave functions and reduce stress and tension in the physical body.

Meditation is a convenient, practical and relaxing way to spend quality time with yourself without the usual distractions that come with a busy or hectic lifestyle.

The purpose of many meditations is to slow down your mind and brainwave functions. As this happens, your body starts to relax.

The deeper you sleep, the deeper your body relaxes and de-toxifies. The result being that we wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Meditation can achieve the very same result while you are awake. The secret is to get your brainwave functions to slow down so that your body believes it is in deep sleep.

Then, even after just a few minutes of deep meditation, you will notice a massive difference in calmness and energy.

The Best Stress Relief Techniques Use Some Form of Meditation

Meditation can range from deep breathing exercise for stress relief to long distant running. In fact, almost anything can be used as a meditation if you know the technique.

If you want to find a way to have instant stress relief then find an active meditation that helps you to relax deeply and quickly.

The secret is that no matter what activity you do when you have finished it sit or lay down immediately and be still. This is when meditation happens naturally.

To Your Great Health and Life...

Author's Bio: 

Michael Atma had helped thousands of people to enjoy the benefits of natural stress relief that meditation brings. Michael has developed "The Ultimate Relaxation Program" which includes his highly acclaimed stress relief CD - The Ultimate Relaxation! FREE details =>