A Meditation ring also known as a spinner ring, or fidget ring consists of a ring made of copper or brass around a silver band. It is designed to be fiddled with in the case of anxiety to induce a sense of calm and peace.
At one point in our lives, we’ve all experienced anxiety. You wake up hopeful about your day, and then suddenly it hits you. You feel it deep in your stomach. Your heart races, you begin to feel nauseous, and you just want to cry.
Just like that, your day is ruined and you don’t want to lift a finger to do anything. There’s a looming and impending sense of doom that gushes over you and you just can’t shake it off. What if I told you that you are not alone? Would that make you feel better?
Did you know that approximately 40% of adults in the US have an anxiety disorder?
Rather than ignoring the anxiety, it is better to acknowledge it to get past it.
But how do you get past it?
While there is no straightforward answer for anxiety treatment, you can seek healthier and holistic ways to cope with anxiety.
Use a meditation ring!
And what is a meditation ring?
Stick around to find out what a meditation ring is and how to use it to curb your anxiety.
What is a meditation ring?
Meditation rings also known as spin rings, or worry rings, are two banded rings. They originate from ancient Tibetan prayer rings consisting of either a copper, brass, or silver ring around a silver band.
This allows the rings to spin freely around the silver band.
Ancient Tibetan Buddhists used spinning cylinders with sacred texts to perform their religious practices. The spinning motion is believed to help calm the mind, increase good karma, and rid bad energy.
The meditation ring is an interactive piece of jewelry with special spiritual significance that bring you calmness and a sense of peace.
Most importantly, the meditation ring is pretty to wear and brings you to the present moment, helping with calmness and consciousness.
What finger do you wear a meditation ring?
There is no specific answer when it comes to wearing your meditation ring. You do what feels comfortable for you. Some people prefer to wear rings on their middle finger, others on their thumb, while others find it comfortable to wear them on the index finger.
Some people find the need to switch the ring from one hand to the other depending on what is their dominant hand. If this is what you do, it might be a good idea to have a variety of meditation rings.
How does a meditation ring work?
The idea that meditation rings have magical powers is far-fetched. But, it is a healthy way to deal with your anxiety.
Anxiety manifests itself in various forms such as, biting nails, twiddling necklaces and bracelets, and fidgeting.
So, how do you use a meditation ring to curb anxiety?
Simply twirl the meditation ring. When you feel anxious, find a calm place, take deep breaths and spin the ring. The twirling motion can act as a stress reliever to help with anxiety. An anxiety-ridden individual can use a meditation ring to help center them during meditation.
Meditation rings are to be fiddled with. Spinning the worry ring is a less obvious way to curb your anxiety without fidgeting. If you catch yourself twiddling, fidgeting, or worrying, that is the perfect time to transition to your meditation ring.
Spin rings are a functional way to trade in your fiddling behavior for a different one to induce calm. They can be a great way to reduce stress and tension for anxious people.
Tips for wearing a meditation ring
When you purchase a meditation ring for your anxiety, you should keep these tips in mind.
1. Find the correct meditation ring size
Find a ring that is the right size. Make sure the meditation ring you choose is comfortable and should fit your finger snugly. The ring should not be too tight or too loose.
2. Determine what you want to achieve
Before you decide to meditate using your spinner ring, determine why and what you would like to achieve after the session. For some, calm and quiet is the goal, for others, affirmations, and for others to manage their anxiety and panic attacks.
3. Find a calm environment
Find a quiet environment where you can relax without any interruption. You can choose to relax in a park, a quiet room in your house, or your backyard. You can also light a candle and incense for more concentration.
Once you are comfortable beginning meditating, you can follow these steps:
- Place a meditation ring on a finger of your choice and close your eyes
- Relax your body, take deep breathes and focus on your breathing
- Spin the ring. Focus on the spin of the ring and relax even more
- If you have intrusive thoughts, acknowledge them and let them go. Don’t hold on to them
- Focus on the spinning motion of the ring for about 10 to 15 minutes
- When you are done and in a calmer state of mind, open your eyes slowly and stretch your body
When you are experiencing an anxiety attack it is okay to acknowledge it, accept it, and let it go. Bottling up emotions can be damaging to your health. It is okay to transition to a meditation ring upon experiencing the first bouts of a panic attack.
Take deep breaths and think happy thoughts. These can be affirmations, a specific person who makes you happy, or a period in time where you were happy. Focus on the fiddling motion of the ring and ignore all intrusive thoughts until you are calmer.
Meditation rings are often used for calming anxiety. They originate from the Tibetan prayer rings that were used to ward off bad energy and calm the mind. Nowadays, meditation rings can be used for holistic purposes to calm the mind and relieve stress and tension during anxiety.
When fidgeting and fiddling during an anxiety attack, twirling the meditation ring on your finger can act as a stress reliever. This article has expounded further on meditation rings and how they work.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.