Using mindfulness for stress relief first requires an understanding of mindfulness. A form of mental training, mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of awareness of your thoughts, emotions, or experiences in the present moment. This versatile tool can be used to lower the body’s stress response.
We all face stress in life, and we all can benefit from practicing mindfulness. If you’re looking for an effective way to cope with stress, try a Wellbeats class on mindfulness for stress relief today!
“Mindfulness is just simply paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, without judging it as good or bad. It’s allowing ourselves to have a friendliness and heartfulness toward our experience in the present moment,” said Lacey Melguizo, a certified meditation teacher and mindfulness educator and the founder of Unscripted Heart.
In our Mindfulness 101 Wellbeats class, Melguizo explains the benefits of practicing mindfulness, including the following:
- Improved wellbeing
- Decreased levels of stress
- Lowered inflammation
- Alleviated symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Increased levels of empathy and compassion for self and others
In addition to outlining the benefits of practicing mindfulness, Melguizo explains how to be more present and shares recommended exercises and tips for getting started with mindfulness.
Try Mindfulness for Stress Relief with Wellbeats
Already a Wellbeats member and ready to try mindfulness for stress relief? Our Wellbeats instructors are here to help. Explore our collection of mindfulness classes, enroll in our Stress Less program, or try one of our favorite mindfulness classes below.
Release Meditation with Chance Y.
Take time to transition with this great meditation to help calm your mind, body, and spirit. Wellbeats members, try Release Meditation with Chance Y. now.
“Very relaxing, thank you.”—Lori, Wellbeats member
“Wow! I’m going to do this video daily.”—Maria, Wellbeats member
“Great to unwind after a workout.”—Med, Wellbeats member
Resting Within with Greta W.
Join Wellbeats instructor Greta W. in this meditation practice from the traditions of Yoga Nidra that will allow your body’s nervous system to “rest” and set aside the stress and heightened alertness that comes with life today. Through breath and visualizations, you will be guided to a state where you are resting within. Wellbeats members, try Resting Within with Greta W. now.
“This particular meditation is quite helpful. When it is over, I feel more relaxed and ready to take on whatever comes next. Namaste.”—Wellbeats member
“This is a wonderful experience for an exercise to relax.”—Machelle, Wellbeats member
“I took this course before bed to clear my mind and find a deeper point of relaxation. She is incredible at guiding you to a deep meditative state. Absolutely fantastic!”—Kylee, Wellbeats member
Self-Healing Meditation with Jan J.
Take a few moments to take care of yourself in this calming practice called metta meditation. Find a comfortable position, breathe, and find some peace and recovery inside you. Wellbeats members, try Self-Healing Meditation with Jan J. now.
“A fabulous body scan meditation.”—Jane, Wellbeats member
“Enjoyed this guided meditation on self-love. Jan has a wonderfully soothing and peaceful voice.”—Katharine Lee, Wellbeats member
“Love the vibe. Very soothing and relaxing.”—Elizabeth, Wellbeats member
About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 30+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.