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Natural Stress Relief Technique for Everyone

Natural Stress Relief

Natural Stress Relief

Stress is a natural part of the human condition. We actually need stress. Without a healthy type of stress at a healthy level, we wouldn’t adapt to threats and we wouldn’t survive.

But not all stress is healthy, and prolonged stress can be detrimental. Severe or prolonged stress can contribute to back pain, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders  even cancer. Avoiding, reducing and relieving stress is critical to our survival, too.

Exercising is one of the most effective ways to naturally DE-stress. It has many layers of action. When exercise breath deeper and increase our heart rate, so more oxygen enriched blood flows to our brain. This in itself helps, but exercise also stimulates the production of Beta endorphin.

Certain smells produce a known effect on our mood and sense of wellbeing. Aromatherapy takes this knowledge and works with essential oils to boost mood and relieve stress. Scents that are used to reduce stress include Lavender, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Bergamot.

Acupressure works by taping into your body’s energy meridian system to restore balance and natural harmony. Disruption of this energetic harmony is a result of experiencing stress. When you feel overwhelmed by stress try placing your hand across your forehead, palm facing in. This is a natural response to stress.

Meditation is a simple and effective way to clear your mind, decrease anxiety and achieve a sense of calm and relaxation. It reduces your heart rate, slows breathing and brings your blood pressure to a normal level. Find a quiet spot to sit and concentrate. Focus your undivided attention on one specific object in the room, a positive image or even your breathing.

Put Pen to Paper:
Keep a journal. Putting your true thoughts and feelings on paper is a great way to relieve stress. It can help you clear your thoughts and understand your feelings, allowing you to learn more about yourself. It also helps to solve problems, by allowing you to analyze and pick apart a problem, so it is easier for you to find a solution.


How to Use Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga is an excellent way to relieve stress, that makes it an excellent way to improve overall health. Continuous physical and mental stress has many negative effects onHow to Use Yoga Poses for Stress Relief our bodies, including but not limited to headaches, upset stomach, hypertension, chest pain and insomnia. If it is going unchecked, stress can cause serious harm to not only the mind, but the body. Yoga Poses will help you counteract such stress in some ways.

Reclining Cobbler
Start by lying back on the cushion (or a rolled blanket). Keep the feet together and knees towards the sides. Breathe for a few minutes.

Supported Child’s Pose
Straddle the cushion together with your knees, sitting on your heels. Stay for 10-20 breaths, then turn your face to the other side and hold for an additional 10 to 20.

Lateral Child’s Pose
Take away the cushion and walk both hands to one side, feeling a stretch across the ribs and shoulder in your other side. Breathe, then crawl both hands in the opposite direction, repeating the stretch in your other side.

From hands and knees, exhale and push in to the floor as you round your back, relaxing the neck and pointing the crown from the head to the floor.

Cow Pose
On an inhale, raise your tailbone, arch your back, and gently lookup. Then exhale and go back to Cat, the previous move. Repeat for many breaths, performing Cow as you inhale, and Cat while you exhale.

Threading the Needle
Take one elbow or shoulder down, pressing into your opposite hand while you look up. Take care of your neck here; don’t push too much.

Arms Overhead
Sitting or kneeling, raise your arms overhead with your fingers interlaced and palms up. Keep your spine in a neutral position, not leaning forward or backwards.

Arms Overhead
Sitting or kneeling, raise your arms overhead with your fingers interlaced and palms up. Keep your spine in a neutral position, not leaning forward or backwards.

Arms Behind You
Clasp both hands behind your back, after which lift them with bent or straight elbows. Have the stretch in your chest.