One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is to bring your attention on your breath. It's meditation that anyone can do. You'll notice an immediate sense of relaxation that could help protect your health over time. Follow our video guided meditations with simple instructions and ease into a feeling of control.
Meditations For Anxiety, Depression
What's going on in the brain?
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC); (me-center) begins to react to stress and anxiety, while the amygdala (fear-center) response leads to a spike in cortisol levels to fight a danger that's only in your mind.
Research has found that meditation helps break the connection between these two brain regions. When you meditate, you are better able to ignore the negative sensations of stress and anxiety, why stress levels fall when you meditate (Harvard)
PTSD & PTS
Complementary health approaches, such as meditation and yoga, hold promise for treating symptoms of PTSD.
Both yoga and meditation-based approaches are among the most popular for health promotion used by adults in the U.S. Yoga fits well with the interest in interventions that are not trauma-focused. (NIH). If you experience symptoms of PTSD or PTS, consult the appropriate medical provider before you practice meditation, and please review any related disclaimers on our terms and policies page.