The University of Colorado Boulder study found that an intervention program called mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) -that combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, yoga and breathing exercises- was highly effective in lowering the risk of depression in pregnant women who had a history of the mental condition.Reuters

Long hours sitting in front of your laptop or computer can cause serious mental and physical fatigue. It not only affects your eyes, but your overall posture, especially putting pressure on your neck and your spine.

But it is recommended that you take time out of your busy schedule in front of your computer at least once in a day and try out a few things that will help you relax momentarily. And the best deal here is to undertake meditation sessions, known as computer meditation.

So, if you have not heard of computer meditation before, here are a few steps to help you get started and relax at the end of it.

Step 1: Keep an idol or figure of your religious following (God) just to focus your mind.

Step 2: Pray for universal peace and happiness.

Step 3: There are no boundaries to computer meditation as such (people of all religious beliefs, and even atheists, can try it out). You can either chant whatever mantras you have for your God, or even create your own ones, related to cosmic and life force.

Step 4: Close your eyes and be in that state as long as you want. This helps your brain to cool down and help it get ready for your upcoming assignments.

Step 5: Be positive in your thoughts. We all are humans and have a lot on our plates at the moment. So it's recommended that at this time you divert your minds to all things positive.

Step 6: Once you have gone through the exercise, open your eyes, and spend a bit more time on relaxing by sitting up and letting all the life force drive you for some peace of mind.

And if nothing helps out, here is a video of how things are done:

[Source: WikiHow]

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