Meditation is great for relaxation, though I am sure you knew that already! By calming the heart and mind it enables us to feel a profound state of relaxation and stress relief. Taking us well away from day to day troubles. Sometimes creating a clear and still mind is difficult for some, and so guided meditations can be very useful to many. Largely because they simplify things.
When it comes to relaxation meditation has been shown time and time again to produce amazing results for the people that practice it. Plus because it is easy to do anyone of any age can do it, and feel the wonderful benefits it brings.
When first learning how to meditate things can be challenging. A certain amount of discipline is required to stop the mind from wandering in the wrong directions. This is usually the point at which people reach out to guided meditations. A guided meditation can provide even greater stress relief in some ways as when listening all you have to do is follow the instructions. Guided meditations do in many ways make things simpler for the practitioner. Especially in light of the fact that you can find easily find a guided meditation for pretty much whatever you want to do. Or however you want to feel.
Meditation is about two things really. Creating a deep sense of calm and relaxation inside. Enabling the heart and mind to be at peace through stress relief and stillness. Also increasing mind power and feelings of spirituality. Lifting the spirit and aiding the practitioners mind, body and spirit to soar higher than before. Something which in turn helps the person meditating to feel deeper relaxation and stress relief. A situation that creates an upward spiral as these things create supporting mechanisms for each other.
Meditation should always be done in a way that is best for the practitioner. Causing too great a challenge for yourself rarely creates good feelings. So reaching out for things that will aid your practice is a good idea. Something which applies to all levels of ability. Even experienced practitioners can learn from each other. We can all gain different ideas that aid us to improve our practice and enjoy it more. Something which I do on a fairly regular basis is look at what other lead practitioners do and how. By learning from different people new perspectives can be taken on and a wider view taken. Doing different guided meditations can take you off to places that you have never been to before, and open your mind up to new possibilities and ways of doing things. Ways that can profoundly impact your life and make things simpler if you are open to the possibility.
By making things easier for yourself you can most definitely achieve a deeper state of relaxation and stress relief. Something which in current times is important. The biggest thing I notice on a day to day basis if I am out and about in the city is the level of stress people are under. The complexities of work and relationships mixing together and attempts to keep different people happy can take a toll. For others it can be that their struggle to keep a loved one happy leads them to forsake a relationship and focus on the work they are doing. Though ultimately many of these people still feel a great deal of stress.
By taking just a few minutes each day to meditate and clear the mind, body and spirit things can become simpler. Reaching for a guided meditation and allowing yourself to be taken off on a journey can aid you in resetting your nervous system. Resetting and welcoming back a stronger sense of relaxation and stress relief. Allowing you to feel lighter and more able to enjoy life, to create a greater sense of fulfillment for yourself. A guided Om meditation is an awesome way to achieve these things.
I strongly recommend that you have a look through the guided meditation section and also the section on meditation ebooks and resources. These sections have been developed to help you and everyone else to get more from your practice and more from life. Plus of course there is a free meditation that you can access too.
Wherever you are and whatever your reasons for meditating, I wish you beautiful and serene meditations.