• Regina Rhodes

World Relaxation Day - Ways You Can Appreciation Yourself

There are lots of ways to relax. Some ways are designed to relax your mind and some to relax your body. But because of the way the mind and body are connected, many relaxation methods work on both the mind and the body. We must remind ourselves that relaxation isn't a luxury but a necessity for healthy living, even though the importance of relaxation amid stress can be minimized.


Here are a few reasons why you need to learn to relax more often:


Your body will thank & appreciate you

Stress causes


numerous amount of issues for your body. High blood pressure, headaches, muscle tension, ulcers, and weakened immune system are just a few of the many health issues stress can trigger. Relaxation helps counteract these effects by giving your body a chance to calm down!


You will think more calmly

Calm is having the absence of strong emotions. There can be too much on your mind. Which often does lead to being overwhelmed.



Emotional waves can level out

Many of us weren’t taught how to express our emotions freely. And although high emotion might be compelling on television, it’s usually draining and damaging when we experience it firsthand.


The domino effect of stress starts with one

As we know stress tends to spread, emotions and attitudes, good or bad, are contagious and have the energy to them.




As human beings, we can equip ourselves to cope better with stress. By building some simple relaxation methods into your life, you can overcome the body's natural stress response and feel more in control. It helps us to have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory, and decision making. Relaxation slows our heart rate, reduces our blood pressure, and relieves tension.


For example, in times of chronic stress, the body is in a constant state of physiological arousal over perceived threats that are numerous and not life-threatening, and the body's relaxation response doesn't always have time to activate before the next stressor occurs.


So how do we induce the relaxation response?

Here are a few...


Meditation

For example, researchers found that the part of the brain that regulates stress and anxiety shrinks when meditation is practiced consistently

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises are highly recommended because they can work to calm the body at any time and place, even in the middle of stressful situations that are ongoing.


Yoga

This modality utilizes the breath and movement to relax and stabilize the mind and invite more ease into the body.


In reality, relaxation can be one of the healthiest things to incorporate into your everyday life. Taking intentional time for yourself is not only a positive habit to maintain, but an important additive to one's life.


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