Relaxing techniques can increase your life quality by reducing stress symptoms, whether or not you have your stress under control or you are on the way to managing it.
Relaxation isn't just about any rest. You can lie down in bed without getting any of it. It's not just about enjoying a hobby or having a peace of mind either. It's a process that possitively targets at decreasing the wear and tear on your body and mind from the hassles and challenges of modern life.
Types of Relaxation Techniques
There are various relaxation techniques, all of which involve refocusing your attention to something that can calm you and increase your awareness of your body. They are part of the stress managment courses that are offered to relieve stress.
If you don't like " techniques", one of the natural ways is to drink tea like Chinese people do. Flowering tea or blooming tea has very good relaxing result while you are getting the benefits of green tea. This is my personal favorite way to steal some quality time from the daily busy routine.
The popularly used Relaxing Techniques are:
The visualization technique let you take a mental and visual journey to a calming place or situation, using as many senses as you can to experience the place or situation in your mind. A quiet spot without disturbance is preferred.
Progressive muscle relaxation
In this technique, you tense your muscles for at least five seconds, and then relax them for 30 seconds. Normally you start from your toes and work progressively up to your neck and head, paying attention to your physical sensations.
Autogenic means something that comes from within you. This type of relaxation technique uses visual imagery and body awareness to lower your stress. You may repeat words or positive suggestions in your mind, or imagine a peaceful place or situation. Then you focus on body sensation while you have controlled breathing, which slows down your heart rate.
Other common relaxation techniques: tai chi, yoga, meditation, hypnosis, massage
With so many things on our to-do list, consciously taking some moments to relax may not on your mind. But if you do, you'll reduce your stress symptoms and have a better life quality.
While you use the relaxation techniques, they slow down your heart rate and breathing rate, reduce your blood pressure and muscle tension, increase blood flow to your major muscles and ease your chronic pain if you have any.
They also improve your concentration as well as boosting your confidence in handling challenges. And they reduce frustration and anger; that increases your mental health. Your days will be brighter.
Relaxing techniques are skills, which means that you can learn them and you'll become better and better at them if you practice. Give yourself some time to master them. Don't let them become yet another cause of stress.
By appling relaxing techniques, you’ll do yourself a great favor. When you are able to be more aware of muscle tension and other body sensations of stress, you can make conscious efforts to use a relaxation technique to deal with it, which prevents stress from accumulating up.
If you have some unsolved serious psychological issues, you may experience some very uncomfortable emotions when you apply some relaxation techniques. It's best to consider talking to your health professionals. This simple stress test may help you make your decision.
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