You dont have to be on the border with stress to appreciate the various relaxation therapies here. Take your time to relax. Some are ancient and some are advanced, but all will help everyone to create a peaceful, reflective space in your daily time schedule and experience the pleasing values of relaxation.
THE PLEASING VALUES OF RELAXATION
You don’t have to be on the border with stress to appreciate the various relaxation therapies here. Take your time to relax. Some are ancient and some are advanced, but all will help everyone to create a peaceful, reflective space in your daily time schedule and experience the pleasing values of relaxation.
Take a Nap
Taking a nap is a simple and effective way to relax. It will refresh and recharge your energy for the rest of the day.
Do not resist it! The mid-day sleepiness that used to attribute to digesting lunch is recognized as a natural part of our body’s rhythm. You will found out that a short afternoon nap is very restful while naps taken in the morning are lighter sleep, but naps taken in early evening will postpone your regular bedtime.
Sleeping is not necessary a good nap. Simply lying down and resting can be just restorative and might be easier if you work in a well occupied office.
A good nap need only to be 15 to 20 minutes long or less than a hour, because longer naps leave you groggy. But napping is not for everyone. People who have trouble getting to sleep at night will find napping worsen the problem.
Solacing Sounds and Sites
Enjoying attractive places and relaxing music is an easy way to calm you. What is soothing to the senses is calming the nerves as well.
Taking a walk in the park or the beach front will let you look and listen instead of worrying and thinking. Visiting and taking a stroll in the Ocean Park – a local aquarium is very effective.
Music bestows charms. Listening to chill-out with a tempo just slightly slower than your heart rate calms the mind. Classical suggestions include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 and other classical music. Endless collection of relaxing instrumental music can be found in New Age stores.
You can also consider a video nature trip. Relaxation has entered the digital age of these video tapes. Video stores offer a wide selection of tours showing nature parks and scenic wonders. You can also search to meditation video in the internet.
Take time off, whether a weekend vacation or a weekend trip in the countryside – it is very effective in reducing or eliminating stress.
Originated in the 1930s, progressive relaxation uses the mind to overcome tense muscles. This procedure is very easy for everyone to do. Find a quiet place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and breathe normally or do the abdominal breathing. Make your fist tight with your hands and hold for at least five seconds then relax, notice the draining of tension. Do this three time and observe the difference between tension and relaxation.
Then, repeat this succession on different muscles groups like the arms, face, chest, abdomen, thighs and legs. Limit each stretch to that particular group of muscles and concentrate on the gratifying feeling of release as you let go of the flex.
A warm bath is a daily haven for a lot of people. Relaxing in a warm bath will alleviate the effects of tension and put your mind in a cool and calming effect to deal with problems. It is an over-all refresher.
Some well chosen herbs in your bathwater can make your soak more effective.
A whirlpool bath and a steam room are nicest features that a health club or spa can offer, but ask your physicians advice first because both are avoided by people with cardiovascular problems and by pregnant women. It is best use to relax after an exercise.
Yoga is an ancient practice that combines poses, deep breathing and meditation that produce benefits for both body and mind. If practiced properly on a regular basis, yoga can improve posture, strength and flexibility that beat stress.
To get the most from yoga practice, it is essential to do it correctly and having a qualified teacher is a necessity for learning the proper technique.
Tai chi or qigong are ancient exercises originated in China thousands of years ago. The longevity and strength of Chinese practitioners are good evidence of the benefits of this soft exercise. It is a non-tense practice and like yoga it requires a qualified instructor. Regular Tai chi practitioners develop a well-balance posture, strong bones, clear skin and tough muscles even if the practices are slow-meditative movements.
Take time-out of your busy and fussy life, take time to relax!
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