Alternative forms of meditation
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... has been rigorously studied by the scientific community and the findings of these studies has alarmed everyone.
Meditation, it turns out, really works. It doesn’t just help significantly with depression and anxiety, it’s also been shown to help with anti-aging, fighting infections, and even combating feelings of loneliness!
There are plenty of ways to achieve relaxation without sitting cross-legged on the floor. They’re all rooted in a technique called “the distraction method.”
The method consists of doing basic activities can help you take a step back from your anxiety. You may be able to relax, regroup and perhaps reexamine the issue that was causing your anxiety from a much more levelheaded place.
“[Meditation] is not about clearing the mind; it’s about focusing on one thing. When the mind wanders, the meditation isn’t a failure. Our brain is like a wayward puppy, out of control. Catching it and putting it back to the object of focus is the mediation.” -- Brooks, director of the Austin Psychology and Assessment Center
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