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3 Ways to Cure Anxiety with Meditation – How to Meditate for Beginners – BEXLIFE


Hi, guys. It’s Bex here, and I am back with
another meditation video for you. This time it’s meditation for anxiety, and it comes
by request. Many of you needed meditation to just calm down.
I’m here in the beautiful Katonah Yoga studio in Chelsea, New York City. I thank them so
much for letting me use this space. I’m going to bring you through a couple of different
techniques to help you focus when your mind is just swimming with chaos. Let’s get started!
I want you to find your easy seat. You could have one foot in front of the other, if that
feels comfortable for you. I’m going to cross over into half lotus because that’s where
I like to be for meditation. We’re going to begin by sitting up nice and tall.
With your first inhale, go ahead and lift your shoulders up to your ears…and roll
your shoulder blades down your spine. We’re lifting up through the pelvic floor and bringing
our belly button back to spine and up towards our chest. This is going to give us a very
strong foundation for this meditation. With just a couple of easy breaths, I want
you to ease your way into a quiet space. Don’t focus on breathing in and out too long or
taking big, deep breaths. I just want everything nice and easy at this point.
When we’re feeling anxious, it’s usually about something that’s going on in the future. Think
about that for a moment. If you’re living in the moment, if you’re being here now, then
you’ll rid yourself of all anxiety. It’s only future events, to-do lists, things that may
be happening in an hour, tomorrow, or next week that gets us all riled up.
Let’s just focus on our breathing right now…the next inhale and exhale…and let those icky
to-do lists fall away. Now, during meditation you may choose to have
your eyes closed. Or another way to meditate and focus on the moment is to open your eyes
and just pick a spot across the room or maybe a candle flame. We’re focusing, and then softening.
We don’t want laser beams burning holes into the wall across from us. We don’t want to
focus too hard on that flame because then it becomes obsessive. Then we’re worried about
“Are we looking not hard enough or is it flickering too much?” Then our mind starts swimming.
So, focus and soften. Sound helps me to meditate. It helps me to
relax even while I’m lying in bed at night. Sometimes I’ll just hum to myself. It could
be a chant with words. You could say something like, “I am in perfect health. I am strong.
I am peace. I am water.” Or you could just simply hum a tune. Let’s try that together.
Inhale…hummmmmm. As you exhale, your belly button will come into spine. Inhale, you release
the muscles in your abdomen. Hummmmm….. Don’t worry if you have perfect pitch. I certainly
don’t. Everything is good and easy here. Everything sounds beautiful. Examine if your pitch is
high or low. If it’s high, maybe bring it down a notch to get you in a calmer place.
Send your breath to your seat. Inhale through your nose. Imagine that sound traveling down
through your body to your seat, to the floor, and to the core of the earth.
One last thing I’d like to show you is using a meditation bowl. It’s a Tibetan singing
bowl to bring that tune, that vibration, that sound into your meditation practice. You can
use the mallet here to create a sound with the bowl. I’m not great at it, so I just gong
the bowl and I get a sound that I can hum to or just listen to. Let’s try that. Hummmmm…
Let’s just take a few more breaths together — inhales and exhales — to settle more deeply
into our seat. Relishing this moment… feeling radiant in our bodies. Thanking ourselves
for taking the time to treat ourselves well, to allow ourselves to breathe, to allow ourselves
to forget our tasks, our chores, our responsibilities. Acknowledging the responsibility we have to
our hearts and our bodies to just let go. With our next inhale, let’s open our eyes.
That’s it. Meditating to relieve anxiety is that easy. You just have to take the time
to be here now. Make that your mantra for the day. Thank you so much for joining me.
If you have any other requests about meditation or for meditation or questions about meditation,
you can leave them in the comments below. I will see you for the next video next week.
Love you guys. This workout is made up of two rounds, each
performed three times. Each round has four exercises performed for 45 seconds on and
15 seconds off. The first exercise is push-ups, so we’re going to get down on the ground.
We’re going to set our Gymboss timers and we’re going to get started right now.

Joseph Wolf

99 Comments

  1. lol…I read the title as "MEDICATION for anxiety"….dyslexia rules! ;O)

  2. anxiety about future events. 100% true. be here now. thanks for the simplicity.

  3. thankyou so much for this video x I would love to see a mediation video for school not just for homework and assignments and such but for fitting in, wanting to get to school and things like that 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh I chills and teary eyed when you started saying " I am in perfect health, I am strong, I am peace, I am water" Probably because I don't say these types of things to myself. I may think it but I don't say it out LOUD. That makes such a difference. Going to try this at home.

  5. Watching this literally made me cry. Wow. I need to do this soon.

  6. I needed this today. Thanks for posting this it helped me a lot.

  7. Needed this so much today, I can't even explain. Thank you so much

  8. i wish i could like this video 100 times! appreciate this so much, bex <3 namaste

  9. Why has this not gotten more views?! This was amazing. Thank you. I really needed this. I love you Bex!

  10. Im 17 and a male my third night meditating with you i just want to thank you because u are sp great and.of u can do a full maybe 10-15 video on meditating it wuld be great so i dnt have to replay da same video over and over i love.your.videos so great333

  11. One day we will meet in person Bex <3 You're such an inspiration and so amazing !

  12. Thank you! I am truely greatfil for you! Today I will "Be Here Now"

  13. i loved this. I am new to meditation. In fact, I have only done it a couple of times, of course all to your vids 🙂 I just sent 2 texts to my friends to go and look at this video. Thank you! good luck for your "lymie" …you can kick it's ass!

  14. When are you progressing us to 8 minute meditations?? I'm ready 🙂

  15. thank you so much for this video, i use to do yoga a long time ago to help with my anxiety! This really helped me, going to start doing this everyday again =)

  16. Do you think meditation could help my quit smoking? I hate that I do it and I've tried EVERYTHING and nothing seems to work. Also my son has ADHD do you think this will also help my son to be able to calm himself?

  17. Absolutely! Meditation is good for everything. Have you seen my hypnosis videos with @gracesmithtv?

  18. your voice is so amazingly relaxing. really, just looking at you makes me feel less stressy. deff doing this later on!

  19. Wow I feel great! Thanx the sad thing is I had the power to do that the entire time. Now my next dilemma is to create a routine.

  20. oh good! you are really hot!

    "meditation for dummies" is an another intersting free android app by lokesh which i listen

  21. Great! Let me know how it goes! Meditation is good for everyone, and I know you'll love it 🙂

  22. For some it can't, but countless people have cured their anxiety through meditation. We have the power to heal ourselves.

  23. That's not sad… that's an amazing discovery! Just take baby steps 🙂

  24. wow Thank you! I genuinely feel much calmer considering my upcoming exams were filling my head and clouding me up, so thanks- you're beautiful and that really helped me. xx keep posting!

  25. Thank you lovely person. So sad people feel the need to make non productive comments. I appreciate being able to access your help with this calming video.

  26. This may sound drastic but this video changed my mind set completely. This video was so great. Nothing works for my anxiety but this helped more than ever, most importantly all the words you said. Thank you so much.

  27. That doesn't sound drastic. Little things can bring huge results! I'm so glad you liked the video… watch for more meditations coming soon! I'll be using essential oils, too.

  28. Thank youu so much. I act as though there isn't enough time,yet I say I want to start meditating. Well instead of waiting for 2014 I started NOW. Thanks to your relaxing and informatively helpful video, you proved to me that there is always time!
    Stay Lovely, stay blessed all and thank you so much Rebekah!
    Coley<3
    p.s hoping you all will have a Happy blessed & Lovely New Year!!

  29. thinks for this meditation I was in Panic attack moment , I did the meditation and know I fell much batter

  30. You rock. After feeling anxious ALL day, this helped calm me down quite a bit. Thanks!

  31. Excellent video. I feel great now! I just subscribed. Please! Keep these videos coming. I feel so good now. Yes,live in the moment, that is the key! Thanks for making this video!

  32. Hi Rebekah….. I'm new to meditation but it makes sense and has helped millions of people. My problem is that I've had a hip replacement and revision on the same hip, so I can't fold my legs like you. Is there another position I can use that gives the same results? I tried Yoga and can't get into it with my hip problems. Can you help?…..Maximus Proximo

  33. I really like your meditations they are really helpful to me. I wanted to ask you to do one to help get rid of anger because I've got so much Anger inside of me. I need help focusing on getting the anger out and letting the peace in.

  34. Thank you Ms. Bendex. You are a good teacher. You remind me of Monty Roberts, the subject and trainer extraordinaire in The Man Who Loved Horses. He used calmness to communicate and train wild horses.

  35. I agree this really made me feel great an I will only live now for the present

  36. So how do you actually meditate. None of the videos on youtube are actually helpful….

    Can you make a very short video with just the essential points?

  37. Thank you so much! This exercise really helps me! I'm a beginner and this video helped my anxiety so much

  38. Since i pulled an hamstring & doc said can't workout for week & a half figured i should try these meditation videos. Ty for teaching me step by step. Earned a subscriber mrs 🙂

  39. Humming really helps me. Today I almost had a panic attack and immediately listened to this video because I found it after my last one… Thank you. I feel 80% better after watching this video! 🙂

  40. I went through a bit of a rough patch recently and as a result I had severe anxiety to the point I couldn't eat or sleep. A friend recommended I try meditation – I searched youtube for "Anxiety" and "Meditation" and clicked on your video…I just want to say thank you. Your video has helped me out in my lows. Today I'm feeling much better and I just wanted to say a big thank you and wish you all of the best 🙂

  41. I meditate to address clinical anxiety and to a lesser degree, depression. I'll just throw a few things out there concerning my views. One; it is not necessary to sit in any kind of position, or for that matter, sit at all. A person can mediate lying down, standing, and even walking. The walking meditation can take a little doing. I would not, and probably could not meditate while walking on a busy city sidewalk. I usually mediate sitting at my pc, or sitting on my sofa in the quiet. I don't sit in a rigid position. The basic objective in meditation is to release your thoughts. Soothing music will relax me but it will also make me think, which will defeat the reason for the meditation. I usually meditate with my eyes closed, but not always. If my eyes are opened, I won't focus my eyes, nor will I turn my eyes to anything that has motion (except for perhaps wind-blown trees or something similar) because the motion will trigger thoughts, interfering with the meditation. I will meditate anywhere from six or eight minutes, to an hour. However when I go for more than an hour it is often because the meditation period has had interruptions or has otherwise been of poor quality.  

  42. How can someone give this vid a thumbs down LOL
    They need to learn to relax 🙂

  43. Hello, I am glad I came across your videos. For the longest time I've suffered from anxiety and panic. I was housebound for almost a full year because of it. Today, I am not fully healed and have what many anxiety sufferers call a "safe zone" where I have created a geographical perimeter of how far I can be away from home and to be honest it is not very far. I once heard a saying that "if you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done". I want to be fully healed from the anxiety disorder I am battling so I will give meditation a try. I've never tried meditation but after much research I have been convinced that this is the missing piece to my recovery. I've made adjustments in my diet and have included exercise but now it's time to heal the mind, mainly the subconscious mind. This is my first week of trying meditation and perform it twice a day. I've been influenced by your videos along with insight from meditation teachers such as Charlie Knoles and Tom Cronin. Thanks for this instruction, hope it works.

  44. Every time I meditate I get frustrated. I feel like my back isn't straight enough, my feet start to cramp up from the lotus position and sometimes I start to think too much

  45. i love it, but i cant seem to find that piece of mind yet. Will keep doing this everyday helps?

  46. Is anyone else confused when people say sit a comfy position and then call that a comfy position. If I sat like that for more than a minute I would have pins and needles, back pain and muscle pain.. That position for me is about as comfy as a handstand

  47. I love your videos and your very beatiful

  48. Will you make a video on how to cure social anxiety by meditation ?

  49. Thank very much for taking the time to help the rest of us with meditation. I appreciate you!

  50. Thank u so much for these videos… It really helped me alot with my anxiety issues 😀 bless u

  51. thumbs up for a healthy bexlife! no silent sniggering at the back please 😙😙😙

  52. Hey..Morning
    whenever I feel stress n lost.i like to watch ur video.I feel so selfless and unworthy these days.Difficult to stay in the present,always thinking something.please recommend something. thank u

  53. Thank you for this video, helps more than you can imagine.

  54. But why do I get anxiety like weights on my chest when I even think about breathing for a second

  55. Hey! I WANNA TO ASK THAT IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR DIRECTION WE SIT FACING WHILE MEDITATING?

  56. I love your videos! They help me so much in time of anxiety and stress. Do you have any tips on headaches? Thank you so much!!!

  57. After a year, I came back to this video and it still makes me feel as calm as it did the first time.

  58. You are a beautiful, kind, awesome woman. Thank you for helping me:)

    We are in together in this, and coming out of it together, too!

    It was an interesting experience with you Anxiety. But I banish you now. Peace <3

  59. What do you do when your feet start falling asleep. It automatically pulls me out of my calm place cause I'm forced to stretch out my legs.

  60. Only critique I'd make is at the end the when it went to the credits with the preview of other videos the workout preview was pretty loud and could be pretty jarring for some that might have gotten into a very relaxed state during the meditation.

  61. I really hope you answer this for me. How do I get rid of the anxious and obsessive thoughts while meditating ?

  62. What is Atoractove Secrets? We have noticed numerous awesome things about this popular social anxiety method.

  63. What is the best way to eliminated my social anxiety problem for good with natural and fast approaches? I read lots of great opinions on the internet about how exactly Atoractove Secrets can help you completely erased your anxiety. Has anyone tested out this popular anxiety method?

  64. 1:13

    (Ignore this, this is just a fast shortcut to the part I like to listen to when meditating💗)

  65. Has anyone used the Atoractove Secrets to completely cure your anxiety? Just do a google search. On there you will find a great guidelines about how you can completely erased your social anxiety. Why don't you give it a shot? perhaps it's going to work for you too.

  66. Thank you so much!! this and a few of your other videos have helped tremendously ❤️

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