Meditation is often the alternative approach sought by most individuals to reduce stress because of the gained benefits. Sounds of a word or a phrase is often repeated when meditating that brings focus to that sound. According to some religious groups, chanting can produce endorphins, a natural pain-killer that can help relax a person by relieving anxiety. The endorphins also create a ‘natural high’ feeling which testifies to the presence of endorphins working as a result of meditation.
Learning guided meditation is easy since techniques are often taught by religious groups like Mahareshi Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation and Hare Krishna. An valuable technique in guided meditation is enlisting in a meditation class so chanting and breathing can be practiced thoroughly. One’s breathing is quite similar to the rhythm of nature such as running water on a stream that is so calming. When a certain sound is consistently repeated, vibration is caused since sound is a form of energy. Mantra sounds are known to hush the inner noise created by unwanted thoughts like guilt or fear.
A technique in effective guided meditation is uttering a mantra that heighten’s the awareness of a person. This would make them more attuned to the world yet with a calm mind. Normally, the mantra is derived from Sanskrit- a very old Indian language. It is believed that chanting such words during guided meditation is effective since the mantra stands for states of consciousness such as dreaming or waking.
Guided meditation is relaxing because breathing becomes heavy while chanting can create a sense of peace. Oxygen flows in the body which nourishes it and produce a relaxed state of mind. Effective meditation can be enhanced through the use of music and instructional videos. The video or music is guided by an instructor that eases the person to begin with the meditation. Music is calming and can be used to start the chanting with accompanying beats or tones in the background. Some have visual images that can help the mind focus on while chanting the mantra. Guided meditation can be effortlessly done alone with the help of the mentioned materials.