Need a break from your stressful hectic day?

Here are 3 easy deep relaxation techniques to help combat that stress …and relax your body and mind.

When you’re ready to get re-energize and focus, then I invite you to check out Caryolyn’s quick tips below.

Deep Relaxation Techniques – Ways to Combat Stress in Life

By Carolyn Anderson

In these times of stressful living, deep relaxation techniques are indeed in demand and, or course, are good ways to combat stress in life. In these times of demanding jobs and busy lifestyle, most of us have probably forgotten how to relax, and this is one major mistake we must correct.

Stress is beneficial in our lives but can be detrimental too – physically, emotionally and psychologically if left unmanaged. Excessive stress in our lives can lead us to many health problems as well as depression and unhappiness. We may not know it but daily stress that we tend to ignore can pile up for long and be the source of our many health problems.

Thankfully, there are easy deep relaxation techniques that you can do to manage stress and live a happier and more fulfilled life. Here are a few of them that you might find useful.

  • Meditation. Meditation has been an old practice in calming the mind. Although it has been connected with religious traditions, meditation has also become an effective way to combat stress and has been a technique to relax the mind and the body. Aside from being a stress buster, it also helps you increase concentration and focus which are of course important in your day-to-day living. Deep breathing involved in meditation also helps a lot to attain deeper relaxation.
  • Self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is also one of the deep relaxation techniques that can also be useful in managing excessive stress in life. In contrast to hypnosis where you will find a hypnotist to guide you to that heightened state of concentration and focus, you can do self-hypnosis conveniently in a quiet place alone. Visualization is an important part of self-hypnosis too. Most often, you can start self-hypnosis by visualizing the tension and stress being removed from every part of your body. Positive affirmation is also used during self-hypnosis, where you tell yourself positive statements. Self-hypnosis also uses the power of suggestion to help you attain a deeper state of relaxation.
  • Imagery. Imagery is also a great technique to help you relax especially your mind. Of course, relaxing your mind can also help you relax your body and overcome the stress you encounter everyday. It can also be a simple exercise to do. You can include deep breathing techniques as well as visualization in to clear your mind and bring yourself to heightened relaxation. Imagery is done by visualizing a place or scene that helps calm your mind – a quiet beach, a peaceful mountainous scenery… and any place your find relaxing. Guided imagery is also a popular technique where you listen to audios that help you picture out a calm scene which also allows you to listen to sounds that will help you put yourself more into relaxation.

Whatever technique you wish to follow, it is important to learn about the technique in detail. The correct way of doing deep relaxation techniques is indeed important to help you achieve that calmness of mind and relaxation of the body. Choose a technique that you can do everyday to manage day-to-day stress. One very important factor in starting with any relaxation technique is to give a few minutes of your time each day to get rid of the all the tension and stress before it will wear you out completely.

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Simple tip to reduce stress by Jeff Hopeck, a 3 Year U.S. Secret Service Veteran, Author and Speaker –who has dedicated his life to helping people eat healthier. Walk through this quick process with him and learn how to reduce stress in your life.

Simple Stress Reduction Tip

By Jeff Hopeck

STRESS KILLS. Right now is the time to learn ways of reducing stress in your life. Tomorrow may be too late.

Stress comes in all forms:  Elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, chest pains, and even nervousness.

Over the years, I’ve been emailed and contacted with all sorts of gimmicky products that promise to reduce stress levels, but require paying money. RED FLAG! For me, the single most effective way of managing stress is 100% FREE and it’s something you can do in your car, at home, or in the office. The 3 simple steps are:

1. Find Comfort

Find a comfortable position (preferably seated or laying down) where both your mind and body are relaxed. For some, this is sitting in a chair and for others it’s laying down- either way, this first step is critical. For best results, try to avoid standing.

2. The 4:8 ratio

Next, start by inhaling for 4 seconds, then exhaling for 8 seconds. Repeat this 5-10 times. Inhale, exhale twice as long…. relax. Keep it up! Try to get your mind off work, bills, and anything else that stresses you. Now for the best part.:

3. Pulling it Together

Once you have the hang of the 4:8 ratio, start focusing on your muscles relaxing as you exhale. Start with your arms, your fingertips, then your quadriceps, your neck, even feel your calves and ankles relaxing. Inhale, then exhale… feel your muscles literally open up like sunflowers and relax.

It really works! It’s important to keep your stress levels to a bare minimum- your life depends on it.

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