Prayers and blessings Gentle Reader, for a happy peaceful day. Welcome new readers and I’m glad you are here! In today’s post I’d like to share 3 simple tips you can use straight away for stress relief and overwhelm so you feel stronger, calmer and more confident to deal with the stresses in life.
Have you ever felt as if life is spinning your wheels and situations spiralling out of control? How do you feel when this happens?
What do you do, to regain your sense of calm and inner balance? over the years, I have come to depend more and more on my “off the yoga mat” skills and exercises.
My daily yoga and meditation practice has become a living part of my life rather than something I teach and do to keep fit and healthy.
Here are three simple yoga techniques, you can use to release the stress and build up of tension and frustration you face from the barrage of demands on your time.
3 Simple Stress Relief Tips For Instant Calm And Balance
As a yoga teacher, you know I had to include this as one of the quickest ways to let go off stress and feel calmer and happier!
A gentle yoga stretch at the beginning of your day helps to energise and awaken your body and puts you in a happier frame of mind to start your day.
During the day, especially if you spend long periods of time, sitting down working on a computer a few minutes mindful breathing, does wonders to reduce stress and ease stiff neck muscles.
Do This Tip #1: Take five minutes to practice a simple relaxation exercise.
It will ease tension from your shoulders, lower back and neck and draw your attention inwards away from the hustle and bustle swirling around you.
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Learning how to relax and rest makes a big difference to your ability to stay calm and carry on.
The pace of everyday life has got so fast that most of my yoga students start yoga simply as a means to learn how to relax and find inner peace and calm in their day.
It is easy, especially as busy woman to get too caught up in work and doing things for your family that you simply do not have time to relax and even if you did create time; your mind is still in overdrive running through the never ending list of things to do for your business or work.
Do This Tip #2: Treat yourself.
Give yourself a simple hand massage guaranteed to ease knots and soreness in your shoulders and neck.
3. Breathe: Top of my instant calm list is breathing. Learning how to stop what you are doing and bring your attention to your breath is vital to your everyday well being. Your breath is your constant companion and the quickest way to boost your energy and be a happier you.
Do This Tip #3: Turn your attention to your everyday breath,
close your eyes and become aware of how you are breathing.
Stay still and focus on listening to your breath for 2 minutes. You will instantly feel strong, calm and energised and have more energy to handle stress.
There you have it.
My top three off-the-mat yoga practices which helps you to ground your energy and feel better when life goes wonky and you feel worried, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
Over to You!
When things spiral out of control for you, what’s your go-to stress relief technique to regain your calm and sense of inner peace?
Share you thoughts and inspired suggestions which may help another friend feel better, balanced and tranquil.
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