As we witness the continuing rise of coronavirus, celebrities, politician and others are starting to fight back against the illness. [READ: Guide to meditation / yoga for coronavirus]

There are two newly announced mass meditations for coronavirus, one by rapper Lizzo, the other by author and TV personality Kelly Cutrone. This just days after Marianne Williamson’s guided meditation for the same virus.

Lizzo’s Mass Meditation For Coronavirus

Lizzo took to Instagram Thursday March 12th to say that she is going to be giving a live Instagram meditation for coronavirus.

Although this certainly does sound like more of a publicity stunt than anything else, you might wonder how meditation can help against coronavirus.

There are indeed many ways meditation can help against coronavirus. For starters, there are many health benefits of meditation. For instance, it is scientifically proven that meditation strengthens the immune system to help us fight not just coronavirus but other illnesses too [1]. Although there is as yet no research into the specific effects of meditation on coronavirus, it is realist to predict that by strengthening the immune system, meditation will helps lower the risk of infection.

Meditation can also help with coronavirus anxiety. Mental health charities are stating that anxiety is on a sharp incline, prompted mostly by fear of getting coronavirus [2]. Unfortunately, anxiety also weakens the immune system [3], so by being anxious about coronavirus we increase our chances of getting it.

Meditation helps with anxiety. It relaxes the mind and helps strengthen the immune system, which helps protect us against coronavirus.

So there is indeed some purpose behind all the mass meditations for coronavirus that we’re seeing. And Lizzo is saying that she can help, by giving a mass meditation live on Instagram.

Kelly Cutrone’s Meditation

The second mass meditation for coronavirus is from author and TV personality Kelly Cutrone. Cutrone state that she is going to be giving twice-daily meditations to help with deal with anxiety over the pandemic.

Cutrone tells us, “Wherever there is fear,  , there is an increase in disease, violence, accidents, self-harm, and impulsive rash decision making processes.[But] we are in control of our response to it. We are in control of our entire being.”

Cutrone’s meditations will be held at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST Oddly, she states the lessons won’t be online and that participants will just have to close their eyes. There’s no need for previous experience either [although if you want to get up to speed first, here is my beginners guide to meditation]. “The only thing needed for these meditations is a good heart and the intention to subside the panic and replace it with a widening calm and robust love of life and compassion for ourselves and others,” Cutrone said.

Cutrone recommends following these tips for proper meditation:

Sit with crossed legs [although there are other proper meditation postures]

Be comfortable [a meditation cushion will help]

Close your eyes

Visualize a sphere of light encapsulating your body.

Imagine calmness and happiness

Practices like meditation can helps with coronavirus. By meditating we help balance the mind and emotions, which strengthens the body so it can protect itself from illness.

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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.