Can meditation help with severe mood swings? Let’s find out

Mood swings can be a real problem! To control it, there is nothing better than the regular practice of meditation.
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Meditation can calm your mind. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Updated: 30 Oct 2023, 13:22 pm IST
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We’ve all been there. Feeling irritable and cranky with those topsy-turvy emotions clouding our minds. Whenever this happens, you feel low on energy and suffer from mood swings!

Mood swings actually refer to rapidly and intensely fluctuating emotions. Sometimes, mood swings are completely normal but in some cases, they can be a sign of an underlying condition.

Lately, people have found that meditation is helping them manage their mild to severe mood swings. Have you ever tried it? Do you wonder why meditation is helping to control mood swings?

Well ladies, today we’re going to spill the beans on how meditation can help manage your mood swings and relieve your stress and anxiety.

But before that, let’s first understand what is the reason behind mood swings.

What causes mood swings?

It may be because of what your colleagues said, what your spouse did or what your friend asked. Small things trigger irritation in the mind. While we enjoy the bliss of peace, the mind is so sensitive that the slightest of triggers can irritate the mind and develop a reaction that can destroy our peace. It may be a silly reason, but we suffer mood swings because the mind doesn’t know how to respond peacefully.

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What’s your current mood? Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If you regularly experience extreme highs and lows, they can be a sign of more serious health issues such as:

* Bipolar disorder
* Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
* Personality disorder
* Major depressive disorder
* Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)

Mood swings can also be a cause of:

* Hormonal changes
* Low blood sugar
* Uses substance (drugs)
* Pregnancy
* Stress
* Sleep deprivation
* PMS (Premenstrual syndrome)
* Menopause
* Dementia
* Thyroid issues
* Depression

Can meditation help manage mood swings?

Mood swings happen because we lose control of our thoughts. We must be aware that our mind is a thought factory and it bombards us with thoughts.

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While, meditation, in the real sense, helps us control our MTR- Mental Thought Rate. “The correct way of doing meditation involves watching our thoughts flowing one by one like a fish float in the ocean, and we, in our consciousness, become the witness and observers of these thoughts. This exercise is real meditation. This helps us declutter our mind and we conquer this dwindling state of mood swings,” says Atman in Ravi, a Spiritual leader and founder of AiR Institute of Realization and AiR Center of Enlightenment.

He adds that all these meditating techniques help a person to find the peace within you and make the person shut off from the outside world. This happens so that the person can touch the depth of heart and soul. And the moment it happens, you will realize that all you’re doing is regaining the peace that is within you.

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Keep calm, and meditate. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Benefits of meditation:

* Reduces stress and anxiety
* Improves overall health and well being
* Enhances deep sleep
* Lowers the level of blood pressure
* Boosts energy
* Decreases the feeling of sadness, depression, and loneliness
* Strengthens immune system
* Enhances life satisfaction
* Boosts energy levels
* Helps to fight against addiction
* Gives greater clarity of mind and mental focus
* Last but not the least, meditation helps to increases your overall happiness

Now you know how meditation can control your mood swings, in fact how it can improve your overall health. So, practice meditation regularly at least for fifteen minutes.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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