The Calm Within Chaos – Relaxation
Have you recently been feeling overworked? Do you feel like you need a long vacation to wash off all the stress and burden you are carrying? I feel you. So just take a moment, and think back to the last time that you felt truly at peace and in a relaxed state of mind
The importance of relaxation can’t be understated. When stress goes unnoticed, it can not only affect your quality of life, it can also have an effect on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
In today’s fast paced era of constant motion and glamoured culture of overworking. To work overtime, to prioritise wealth over mental peace, and to be a part of this bigger grind of having enough resources but not enough time to use those resources in considered a norm. In such times, the simplest of things are crucial in facilitating a healthy outlook towards life. So I’d like to offer a simple advise. STOP and BREATHE.
The Importance Of Breath
⚫ As you focus your awareness on the breath, your mind becomes absorbed in the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation.
⚫ As a result, your breathing will become slower and deeper, and the mind becomes more tranquil and aware.
As Rob bell says “That breath you just took.. that’s a gift”
The good news is that you can train yourself to cope better with stress using breath. By building some simple relaxation methods into your life, you can overcome the body’s natural stress response and feel more in control. There are many ways of reducing stress, so it may take a bit of trial-and-error to find the set of methods that works for you.
Here I’d like to offer a step by step guide for instant stress relief:
Controlled Breathing Relaxation Technique
1. Find yourself a warm comfortable place with no distraction.
2. Lay down arms by your sides, palms facing up.
3. Legs flat and straight.
4. Start breathing in slowly through your nose, count from 0-5 and then out through your mouth again counting from 0-5.
5. Concentrate on your breathing.
6. Feel your lungs filling and expelling the air.
7. Repeat this exercise until you feel calm.
8. Open your eyes and get up slowly.
Additional tips: You may want to add some soothing music to your relaxation session.