Relaxation techniques to reduce stress

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If you are feeling stressed at all then it may be worth trying to incorporate some relaxation  techniques into your life. We often feel like we don’t have time for anything but unless you take even 5 minutes a day to explore training yourself to relax then your stress will just grow until your body or mind (or both!) just stop.

Have you really got time for  that ? 

Relaxation is a process that really helps you with the effects of stress on your mind and body which if you manage this early enough will prevent you from any illnesses, disease and pain.

When you think about the benefits of learning relaxation techniques , there are so many conditions that are caused by stress. In fact the WHO cite that up to 85% of all illnesses are caused by stress.

The benefits of learning  relaxation techniques include :

Lower blood pressure.

Slowing your breathing rate, allowing your diaphragm to open out.

Increases focus and concentration span, thus improving overall performance.

Reduced anger, improved mood as serotonin levels increase.

Aids good quality sleep , reduces fatigue.

Balanced hormones which may impact on issues such as ability to loose weight effectively.

Increasing blood flow to major muscles thus preventing muscle pains and strains.

Relaxation techniques involve focusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body.The important thing is that you  practice relaxation regularly to get the full benefit.

There are may forms of relaxation techniques you can learn,  including:

Deep diaphragmatic  breathing, Hypnosis, EFT Meditation, Sound Therapy, Reiki, visualisation etc.

You may decide to work with a qualified therapist, jin a group or maybe just practice some of these things at home.  For example….

Visualization Techniques – In this relaxation technique, you form mental images to take a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation. This can also be practiced with a Hypnotherapist, Kinesiologist or EFT Practitioner.

During visualization, try to use as many of your senses as you can, including smell, sight, sound and touch. Eg. imagine relaxing by the sea, think about the smell of salt water, the sound of crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your skin, the feel of the wind in your hair etc. You may want to close your eyes, sit in a quiet spot and loosen any tight clothing.

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