03/25/2016 10:38 am ET Updated Mar 26, 2017

Release Stress in Five (Guided Meditation Video)

Stress is an invisible force that takes up space inside our mind, body and nervous system. It ties us up in knots, has us thinking in different directions -- and before we know it, there's a mini-fortress of tension built up within our body.

Meditation helps undo the knots that have accumulated within. It gives us the opportunity to become mentally clear. It connects us to our true center. Through relaxation, you can let go of stress and embrace the present moment.

Relaxation is an important aspect of meditation. When you learn how to relax your body and mind, meditation becomes an easier, more natural process. You can take this time to experience it yourself by practicing this five minute guided meditation. Notice how you feel after your meditation and be sure to practice regularly.