Chronic pain is a physical condition that can alter everyday life for many people. Often medications and other standard medical treatments are not always enough to ease suffering. Meditation, which involves breathing exercises and focusing on pleasant thoughts, can often work well in relieving chronic pain.
1. Relax the Body
Excess muscle tension can often exacerbate chronic pain. Learning how to relax the body more through meditation can offer relief.
2. Shift the Focus
Shifting the mind to focus on something other than the pain that the body is experiencing can be difficult, but learning how to do so through meditation can offer great results.
3. Reprogram the Brain
The brain often stores memories of pain, and this can make chronic pain worse. As Healthline.com explains, meditation can help reprogram the mind to provide more distance between the memories of pain, and this new way of thinking can do wonders for the body.
4. Body Awareness
Meditation offers one of the best ways to relieve many of the unpleasant effects of chronic pain. To experience what meditation can do to help you relieve your chronic pain, you can watch the video below to be taken on a guided meditation journey.
Follow this 20 minute guided meditation by The Mindful Movement: