Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/11/2010 10:01:44 AM (GMT-6)
Many people report that meditation or prayer is a balm for anxiety and depression. Simply sitting in silence and focusing on healthy belly breathing for 10 minutes can give the body and brain a message of calmness and relaxation. Try inhaling for a slow count of five and exhaling for a slow count of seven. Make sure that your breath makes your belly rise, not just your upper chest. Focus on a higher power or a peaceful word and dismiss any intrusive thoughts. Meditate daily for the best results.