In today’s fast-paced world, our lives are often on fast forward and relaxing usually doesn’t fit into our already crammed schedules. In order to live a balanced life where we are healthy and happy it is vital that we find ways to relax.
The following tips will help you slow down, reduce stress, and bring balance back to your life when you need it most.
Focusing on your breath for just five minutes a day will help you to greatly relax. Deep breathing counters the effects of stress quickly and will help calm and energize the mind at the same time. When you take the time to breathe, relaxation comes naturally. Be sure to inhale deeply and through the abdomen, releasing each breath fully before you move onto the next.
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a warm bath. The next time you feel stressed, try running a hot bath and immerse yourself in warm water while you focus on your breath. Light candles to enhance more relaxation and feel your worries melt away.
This powerful antioxidant is also a great way to relax. Although it contains a hint of caffeine, green tea also contains L-Theanine, a chemical responsible for controlling anger.
There seems to be no end to the benefits of meditation, with relaxation one of the most powerful advantages of this ancient practice. Meditating just five minutes twice a day will greatly offer release from depression and anxiety.
Creating a sacred spot in your home where you can go when feeling overwhelmed will help you regain focus and relax. Try lighting incense and candles and escaping to your sacred spot to regain balance and find calm in the midst of chaos.
Our bodies get tense along with our minds, and stretching is an excellent way to promote relaxation. When we take even a few minutes out of our day to stretch inactive muscles, we relieve tension and quickly promote relaxation.
Aromatherapy can be a great tool for relaxation and can help ease your worried mind. Citrus scents help relaxation by increasing norepinephrine, a stress reducing hormone. Lavender is also an excellent scent to promote relaxation.
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