Stress has rightfully received a lot of bad press as the cause for heart disease and many health problems. But stress is really a natural part of life. Viewed objectively, it is the pressure felt when challenged, either physically, emotionally, or spiritually. But stretching our boundaries isn’t necessarily a bad thing, what would life be without growth? It is when the scales tip into feeling overwhelmed or traumatized that we have difficulty coping.
Meditation can help with stress and anxiety, by putting it into a proper perspective. Can we reduce our perception of stress, or increase the resources we have to deal with it? Meditation can help us with both. For a practicum on the subject of stress see our online meditation course Working with Stress.