By Dr Anju Sharma, Psychiatrist, Sound & Energy Master, Wellness-Holistic Coach, International Speaker and Founder of the Musical Healing Band – “Sound of Infinity”
Fear and Anxiety are a cognitive state that can control other emotions, in short, the mind cannot regulate other emotions. Alcohol dependence, depression and various other conditions are strongly related to anxiety. Many people become so overwhelmed with these emotions that they try to avoid circumstances that make them fearful or anxious. This process continues in their lives and gradually it becomes hard to break the cycle.
It is crucial to identify the symptoms of fear and anxiety and taking steps to manage the condition without any medical assistance. Many types of research have proved that a consistent meditation practice neutralize the pathways in the brain and, hence, improvise the ability to regulate other emotions. Meditation helps to focus. When done properly and regularly, meditation enables you to slow down and observe the world without judgment.
Through this meditation, Dr Anju Sharma will help us to get familiarize with anxiety-inducing thoughts and circumstances. It will give the strength and wisdom to analyze and understand those thoughts/situations and gradually let them go. While doing so, one will learn an important aspect of our emotions that is thoughts do not define us. Meditation also helps in enhancing the skill of body awareness. It teaches us to focus on each body part and take our attention to any physical sensations felt at that moment.
There could be various reasons for meditating like relieving job stress, reducing anxiety, minimizing physical pain or determining life’s direction. Irrespective of the reason for fear and anxiety, meditation will provide immediate relief.