Relaxation exercises are the easiest to use and to teach to reduce stress. These exercises along with Stress Reduction Techniques give optimal results using minimal effort. Meditation and Yoga have numerous types of techniques and provide many resources including DVD’s and books for expansive knowledge.
Breathing Exercises are the simplest, quickest, most convenient and one of the most effective techniques that you can use any time and any place. Follow these directions for top results.
Breathing Relaxation Exercises
Learn Meditation - The object of meditation is to make your mind a blank slate and clear all those congested thoughts then your mind is able to view situations from new perspectives. This is a very vast subject and there are limitless DVD’s and books that can continue to expand your knowledge to on many different levels.
Quick Fix Meditation - Practicing short meditation exercises is a great way to break away from the days activities to deal with stress. Try this excellent daytime quick fix meditation to calm and rejuvenate you within 10 minutes.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation - How to use progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress, promote mind health and give your body the desperately needed break in daily tension.
Biofeedback- Biofeedback will measure physiological functions that under normal circumstances you would not be able to recognize. This is done by the means of using a device that measures your reactions by brainwave, sweat glands, and skin temperature or muscle tension.
Self Hypnosis - Sometimes we get in a rut and can't use our imagination to see outside the box … another way of looking at a situation … a way to overcome a negative behavior or thought. Self-hypnosis is a Relaxation Exercise (or auto suggestion) — in which a person hypnotizes himself or herself without the assistance of another person to serve as the hypnotist — is a staple of hypnotherapy-related self-help programs.
Visualization - By using visualization relaxation and connecting it with emotion individuals are able to heal from harmful past experiences, if they are ill they are able to seek relief by escaping to a pleasant peaceful, happy setting or if they live with overwhelming fears they can, with baby steps, learn to overcome these fears. Today many hospitals have some form of visualization relaxation to help patients recover from serious illnesses or injuries.
Massage - Massage is an effective way to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. A massage using essential oils combines the balancing properties of the oils with the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of touch.
Essential Oils – 100 % Pure Therapeutic oils support and strengthen every system in your body bringing your body into balance and reducing overall stress on a daily basis. To learn more about Essential oils listen to my Essential Oils 101 Class here.
Acupuncture - Can be used to treat over forty-three conditions including allergies, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel, colds and flu, constipation, depression, gynecological disorders, headache, heart problems, infertility, insomnia, pre-menstrual syndrome, sciatica, sports injuries, tendonitis and stress.”
Yoga - Yoga dates back before writings of history began. This practice is a Hindu philosophy that involves certain physical and mental disciplines together with a withdrawal from the world and abstract meditation upon a spiritual principal or object. There are many DVD’s available from beginners through advanced.
Guided Imagery - Guided imagery meditation is a form of mind control that can allow a person to retreat from his/her surroundings and gain control over their thought process.
This may be to deal with a stressful situation, to modify their own behavior or reaction to a situation or to create focus in attaining certain goals they wish to achieve.
Keep in mind that by participating in Relaxation Exercises you are maintaining your bodies balance by giving the mind a chance to rejuvenate. While giving your mind this break it signals your body to slow down and the tense muscles to loosen up retuning your body to a healthy balance. This may not only add years to your life but reduce the bodies aging effects and keep you looking much younger as well.
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