Posted on Jun 05, 2012 | Comments 0
There is much that can and will go wrong in life; the challenge is coping with the stresses and problems that life throws at you.
You may be surprised at how mastering some simple relaxation techniques can help you cope with these stresses and crises in life. We look at the many benefits of reducing stress and promoting relaxation:
Relaxation techniques help to control physical ailments
For those who have high blood pressure, relaxation can help control their hypertensive condition. You can actually help your heart slow down and lower blood pressure levels by controlling stress and actively relaxing.
The blood flow to the organs and the major muscle groups also improves and so does overall health and wellbeing.
For instance, the oft-used relaxation technique of breath control can consciously slow down your breathing rate, which can also have a beneficial impact on health by optimizing oxygenation of body’s system.
Proper relaxation techniques can have a very tangible benefit of reducing chronic pain because they can help to reduce muscle tension.
Stress is known to be a risk factor in obesity. Poorly controlled stress makes you put on weight in the abdominal area, which is known to be particularly bad for health. Stress makes you put on weight and makes it more difficult to lose weight even when you try to do so.
How relaxation techniques can improve mental health
Stress is a known risk factor in depression and a number of other mental illnesses so your mental health is something else that relaxation can aid.
Anger management is actually a relaxation technique that can help you manage your anger and your frustrations more effectively and help channelize your energies in more appropriate behavior.
Even practically, you may find that you become a more confident person with better self-esteem when you have a better handle on stress. Your concentration and productivity can improve and you may well find that your problem solving abilities improve significantly.
How you can incorporate relaxation into your everyday life
Learning a discipline like yoga or tai chi can make a significant difference. You can use techniques for relaxation such as mindfulness, breathing meditation, visualization techniques, and even hypnotherapy to promote relaxation.
On a day-to-day basis, you can practice relaxation when you’re exercising, by practicing mindfulness and focusing attention on each of your actions. You can practice relaxation techniques as you commute to and from work, doing chores around the home and so on.
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