Today’s lifestyle and different circles of life may leave a burden of stress on you. It can lead to hormone disbalance and could spark many types of diseases, as well as it contributes to start early aging process. Doctors, health practitioners and psychotherapists suggest various relaxation techniques for your brilliant life.
Generally, the techniques of relaxation requires, refocusing and diversion of attention on something calming and changing the stress points of the body. It requires regular practice and a closer attention to the behavior of thinking and working.
Following are some of the main relaxation techniques:
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Tense it and then loose it, that’s what you have to do with your muscle groups of your body. Slowly tense muscle groups and different parts of the body and the relax them. You have to feel and practice the difference between the muscle tension and relaxation. As a practice, one method could be tensing of your toes and then relax them. Progressively do it up to your neck and head. Tense muscles for some 5 seconds and then relax them for some 15 seconds.
- Autogenic Relaxation
This body is a wonderful gift from, The God the Greatest; and is in your control for a limited time with some restrictions. Autogenic means controlling your body from within. This involves the use of inner visual imagery in the mind and the body awareness for stress relief. You will repeat some calming and relaxing words or suggestion in your mind to relax along with physical moves. Imagine a pleasingly calming setting, focus on control, take relaxed breathing, slow your heart beat and mix simple physical relaxation of body parts like stretching each arm and leg on by one.
You are not limited to this material body; you have a soul, the reality of you, which could be limitless. Take a journey to a peaceful calming place. Try to use as many senses as you or just close your eyes, think and start a journey. Try to sit in a calm and quite place and lose any tight. In an unhealthy condition, You can also instruct and visualize yourself for the incoming interference and use it for your goodness. Instruct yourself to enjoy the noise, feel the beauty of it and tell yourself that you want them. Step back one step from the unhealthy situations, you can visualize a shield in front of you and let everything happen a few steps apart from you.
You can also try the following relaxation techniques according to the time and nature of the stress:
Music and Art
These relaxation techniques require patience and practice. As with any skill, you will master it with practice. Select a process which helps you and is comfortable for you. As for any dis comfort and continued stress, please consult your doctor and a mental health provider.