Although the cause of the stress will not disappear, you will probably feel more able to deal with it once you have released the tension in your body and cleared your ideas. So how to release stress?
All relaxation techniques unite with loosening the muscles, breathing more deeply.
Do not worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. It is a skill that must be learned and it’s going to come with practice.
Yoga and tai chi are both good forms of exercise that could help to improve breathing and relaxation.
Practise deep breathing at a routine time and in a silent spot at which you won’t be affected. Loosen or eliminate any tight clothing you have on, for example coats or shoes. Make yourself feel totally comfortable.
Sit in a comfy chair which supports your head or lie on the floor or a bed. Put your arms on the seat arms, or level on the ground or bed, a little bit away from the side of your body with the palms upwards. Don’t cross your legs if you’re sitting in a chair.
Good easiness consistently begins with focusing on your breathing. The way to do it is in a regular rhythm as this can help you to calm down and to breathe in and out.
Without pushing fill the whole of your lungs up with air. Imagine you are filling up a bottle, in order for your lungs fill from the underside.
Breathe in slowly and consistently counting from one to five (do not stress if you can not reach five at first).
Then let the breath getaway counting from one to five.
Respire without stopping or holding your breath.
Practise this relaxed breathing for three to five minutes, two to three times a day (or whenever you feel stressed).
This technique takes approximately 20 minutes. It relaxes them and extends distinct muscles in turn, to release tension from the body and relax your head.
Locate a warm, quiet area with no distractions. Get totally comfortable, either sitting or lying down. Close your eyes and begin by focusing on your own breathing; as described above, breathing deeply and slowly.
When you have pain in muscles that are certain, or if there are muscles that you find it almost impossible to focus on, spend more time on unwinding other parts.
You may want to play some soothing music to help relaxation.
For every exercise, hold the stretch for several seconds, then relax. Repeat it a few times. It’s useful as you work through the muscle groups to keep to exactly the same sequence:
- Face: shove on the eyebrows together, as frowning, then release.
- Neck: gently tip the head forwards, shoving chin down towards torso, then lift again.
- Shoulders: pull them upwards towards the ears (shrug), then relax them down towards the feet.
- Then breathe slowly outside, enabling the belly as all the air is exhaled, to deflate.
- Arms: extend the arms away from the entire body, reach, then relax.
- Legs: shove the toes away from the body, then pull them towards body, then relax.
- Wrists and hands: stretch the wrist by pulling the hand up towards you, and stretch out the fingers and thumbs relax.
Spend some time lying quietly following your easiness with your eyes shut. Stretch when you are feeling ready and get up slowly.