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  • Writer's pictureRashidi Kabamba

Stress Management: Meditation

"Meditation allows us to deal with life as it is rather thank looking at it and comparing it with how we think it's supposed to be" - Jeff Kober

In my last blog, I spoke on the importance of walking and how walking is a form of stress management and it enables you to have stress relief from a physiological and psychological stand point. Therefore, it's important to go for walks throughout your week to clear your mind, escape from your stressful situation and build momentum for your day. Now we are going to move on and speak on another technique for stress management which is meditation.

Meditation in etymology, which is the origin of the word comes from the old french word, "meditacion", which means "thought, reflection, and study." Meditation has been used for thousands of years, especially in antiquity in various cultures throughout the old world. According to an article from Time Magazine (, it states that, "some archaeologists date meditation back to as early as 5,000 BCE, according to Psychology Today, and the practice itself has religious ties in ancient Egypt and China, as well as Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and, of course, Buddhism." Therefore, meditation is a very credible and valuable practice which has a profound influence and impact within the communities and societies it has entered since the beginning of time. It was utilised to understand and comprehend more the sacred mystical forces of life, as well, while today it mainly is used for relaxation and stress reduction. Now let's expound on its benefits!


First and foremost meditation enables you to find inner peace and relax. At RKease co. we believe that rest is reason, which is our mantra. This means that as your mind has repose, rest, and inner serenity it enables your mind to exercise its executive functioning at its greatest capacity!! With that being said meditation is considered a form of mind-body medicine, which can eliminate jumbled and perplexed thoughts which are crowding your mind and causing stress. This enables you to have an enhanced physical and emotional well-being!! Here are some health benefits that meditation enables you to have, which I will list below from Mayo Clinic,

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations

  • Building skills to manage stress

  • Increase self-awareness

  • Reduce negative emotions

  • Increased patience and tolerance

  • Lower resting heart rate

  • Improved sleep quality

  • Increased imagination and creativity

  • Lowered blood pressure

These are some benefits for meditation and there are way more benefits that meditation can help you with from a mind-body point of view. There are various types of meditation which you can conduct which can be helpful to you, which again I will list below and define as well.

  • Mantra Meditation: A meditation approach that uses repetition of phrases to promote focus and intention.

  • Guided Meditation: This is a type of meditation led by a teacher, in person or via audio or video.

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind-body connection.

  • Qi Gong: A system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training.

  • Tai Chi: A Chinese martial art and system of callisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements.

  • Yoga: A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.

  • Transcendental Mediation: A technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness.

These are types of meditation which you can apply to your daily lives in order to reduce your stress, manage it, and also relax and find inner peace. With that being said, I hope you enjoyed the blog and stay tuned for another stress management technique tomorrow!! Peace!! :)

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