After a long day at work many of us tend to relax by spending the rest of our time in front of the television. But, in fact, doing so we still cannot feel the satisfaction of releasing our stress and ease the tensions that are building up in our bodies, leading to stress burnout. Knowing methods of proper relaxation can both counteract and prevent stress burnout.
Adding a regular practice of breathing techniques to your daily routine will provide the best outcome. They can easily be done by sitting on a chair with back support, lying on a bed, or standing up. All you need to do is to make yourself comfortable and wear comfy clothes that do not hinder your breathing. A simple practice that everyone can to do is to allow your breath to flow down to your belly without forcing it. Observe the breath, and breathe in gently and regularly but without controlling the breath. This technique provides immediate relief and is helpful long-term if you keep doing this every day for three to five minutes.
Meditating at least 10 minutes a day has proven health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar level, and is conducive to mental relaxation and spiritual fulfilment. Sit in a comfortable posture or lie down when meditating. Keep the eyes closed and focus on an object of meditation such as a candle flame, a relaxing scenery, the face of a respected figure, the thought of peace in the world or of love. You may experience many other thoughts while doing this; just become aware of these thoughts and release them one by one bringing the focus back to your object of meditation. If so inclined, play calming music in the background that help you to reach a meditative state.
Though you may love listening to the heavy beats of electronic music, rock, or rap for dancing, consciously play slow and soothing music to help relax the mind. When you are feeling stressed out, do not listen to music with heavy instruments, it will only make it harder for you to relax while listening. Sounds of nature such as forests and oceans, sounds of seasons, and even white noises are developed to help us relax.
Exercising is accountable for releasing endorphins in the body, and over time accumulates as a transformation resulting in an overall a positive feeling in our mind-body-spirit complex. Before or after the stress of work, exercise between thirty minutes as a daily exercise routine for general maintenance. Performing yoga asana (or postures) provides low-impact exercise and stretching that helps the muscles in the body to relax. During your yoga practice, your mind will be focused on a certain pose, which will automatically remove excessive thoughts. The best way to start practicing yoga is by taking classes. And make sure to drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and toxin-free!
Aromatherapy & Massage
The soothing scents of aromatherapy—such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender—lead the brain to relaxation. Give a peaceful ambience to your home by using an aromatherapy diffuser. Many aromatherapy oils can be applied directly on the skin and used throughout the day in place of perfume or used during a therapeutic massage to facilitate the ease tension in the body.
Keep in mind that relaxation is one of the best medicines, and that your body deserves to relax! Give yourself a break. I provide different types of massage that will not only soothe your senses, but your whole body as well.