Three Simple Relaxation Methods For Fast Stress Releif

August 31, 2008 by admin 

Life comes at us fast. As it does we begin to feel the negative affects taking a toll on our lives. Uncontrolled stress will have a negative effect on our health and well-being and even cause some illnesses to be worse than they need to be.Your sleep, relationships, concentration and mood will all be affected by stress. There are proven methods to help reduce stress on our bodies and can even improve our health and well being.   Here are three simple relaxation techniques that are easy to learn and use that will get results fast.

Learn Abdominal Breathing

We are often told to take a deep breath when things get a little stressed or we feel anxious. Some say this doesn’t help them relax at all. Some feel taking a deep breath actually increase stress levels and makes relaxation more difficult. Learning a process called abdominal breathing is the key. Learning abdominal breathing when you are calm is a very good relaxation technique that you can use when you are stressed. After stress takes it toll willl be too late to learn these things. Learn when you are calm and relaxed to get the most benefit. Learn how.

Place one hand on your abdomen and another on your chest. Take a deep breath. Which hand moved? Concentrate on breathing in very slowly until the hand on your abdomen moves with your breathing and the hand on your chest remains still. Practice this twice a day in front of a mirror and soon you will see the results. When you do you will then begin to feel the results as well. Be careful not to take to many deep breaths, as this will make you dizzy. Abdominal breathing can be a very effective relaxation method to calm your mind and body.

Learn Stretching Techniques

Here is a very simple and quick technique you can use anywhere. Your body sends extra blood to your muscles when you are tense and feel stress.  This may cause you head and shoulders to begin to ache. Your jaw may clench as stress increases. Stretching helps your muscles relax and reduces stress on your body throughout the day.

Stretch your body as often as possible by standing up and reaching for the ceiling. This will relax the muscles and help you to breath better.When your muscles are relaxed you breath deeper more relaxing breaths. Do this throughout the day to reduce your stress level. Yoga are easy excercises to do and you can do them almost everywhere.

Use Relaxation Audios

Learning relaxation techniques take time and patience like any skill you learn. One way to help you learn quickly is to utilize audios for several weeks. To maintain the benefits and for maximum effectivenesss, use these ideas once or twice a week. Relaxation audios help you concentrate on the sensations needed that will cause you to relax and help slow down your busy mind. Subliminal audios are also effective because they work on a sub-conscious level. you can learn skills that will help you relax in almost any circumstances according to reports we have been getting.

Even if you feel little or no difference at first, do not give up and quit. Be consistent for 2-3 weeks because that gets the best results for most people. Daily stress can build up very quickly and cause many relational and health problems for you at home and at work. When you learn these simple and effective techniques they will work fast and help you reduce the the level of stress you feel.

Here you will find a simple and easy guide to reducing stress from the experts at Home Zone Direct. 





Dr. Don MacKay has an earned Doctorate in Counseling and has been in private practice for over 20 years.  You can find more information on this subject and much more helpful advice from


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