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What's the best meditation to get rid of stress? How our past creates stress (even Richard Branson!)

Updated: Feb 23

There are so many different types of meditations out there, it's difficult to know which one is the right one, particularly when it comes to something like stress. You may be feeling like you've "tried everything" and the thought of having to invest any amount of time into another false hope is stressful in itself!

I don't blame you. The fact is, the evidence shows that meditation is a useful tool for stress, but some are going to be more effective than others. We won't be breaking down each individual meditation, if you'd like to do that you can go here and see what they have to say.

If stress is only in my mind, how do I fix it? What's the best meditation to get rid of stress?
What is the best meditation for stress if it's all in my mind?

What we will do instead is help you understand what stress is and where it comes from, and from there you'll be able to make an informed decision for what you think is going to be the best meditation for you to get rid of stress.

What is stress and where does it come from?

What is stress?

Stress is your mind and bodies response to a particular situation (even before it's happened!) impacting you in a physical, emotional and psychological way. Physiologically speaking, the two chemicals which are released when you are stressed is adrenaline and cortisol.

These are your body's natural responses to fight or flight situation, however, when it gets out of control, it can cause all sorts of issues with your body and mind including:

  • anxiety and depression

  • impacting your focus and clarity

  • tension and pain in the body

  • issues with the heart

  • blood pressure irregularity

  • higher potential for stroke

This makes it a very serious issue.