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How to relax - relaxation techniques and tips

A lot of modern men and women are under excessive stress every day. Stress management and various relaxation techniques for anxiety are a great way to enjoy the benefits of relaxation, improve the overall health and relief the tension in both your mind and body. Different meditation techniques can make a huge impact on an individual’s overall sense of well being and help the individual to learn how to reduce the stress instead only reacting to it. 
 
Benefits of relaxation
 
Even the basic relaxation techniques, which are very easy and often do not cost anything, can decrease the accumulated stress in the body. Practicing relaxation techniques is a great way not only to reduce the anger and frustration, but also to slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure, decrease the breathing rate, increase the blood flow and reduce the tension and chronic pain. Moreover, people will benefit from improved concentration while boosting their confidence and problem-solving abilities. The easiest way to relax is to use visual imaginary or simple body awareness to reduce the stress. Relaxed breathing and physical sensations will certainly reduce the muscle tension while soothing the mind. One can also relax using visualization, by taking an imaginary journey to a nice calming place or situation. When engaging into visualization, one should try to motivate all of the senses and truly experience the imagined scenery. One should try to hear the waves, feel the wind on the skin, smell the roses or sink into some other kind of relaxing situation. Great relaxation techniques are also yoga, exercise, meditation, enjoying the music or having a nice massage.
 
How to relax?
 
Here is a simple exercise everybody can perform alone lying comfortably at home or being relaxed in some other way. The most important thing is to be completely focused on the relaxation. One should take a comfortable position and close the eyes while breathing deeply through the nose. Focus on the rhythm of breath and take another a bit deeper breath. Try to feel the calmness and peacefulness of the moment. When the body feels more relaxed, one should clench the left fist and focus on the tension. It is important to remain focused on the feeling of tension that radiates from the fist up to the hand and forearm. Then relax and notice the difference in feelings of tension and feelings of relaxation. Enjoy the feeling of relaxation. While breathing in, focus all of the attention on different parts of the body. On the exhale, imagine the tension is washing away from the body, releasing and dissolving.
 

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