By Alex
2 years ago

Relaxation techniques

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Good afternoon everyone πŸ˜€
Hope you had an excellent weekendπŸ˜ƒ

I'm going to publish a few articles about relaxation techniques. Hope you'll like it and it will help youπŸ˜€

Relaxation technique 1: breathing exercise


Deep breathing is a simple, yet effective relaxation technique. It’s easy to learn, can be used almost anywhere and will provide a quick way to reduce your stress levels.

Deep breathing is the foundation of many other relaxation practices too. All you really need is a few minutes and a place to sit comfortably and preferable without distractions.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰


Practicing deep breathing:

The key to deep breathing is to breathe deeply into the tummy, getting as much fresh air as possible in your lungs. When we take deep breaths from our abdomen, rather than shallow breaths from our upper chest, we inhale more oxygen. The more oxygen we get into our lungs the less tense, short of breath, and anxious we will feel.πŸ˜‰

So:


πŸ™‚Sit comfortably with your back straight. Put one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach.

πŸ™‚Become aware of your breathing. Breathe gently and slowly.

πŸ™‚Transfer most of your breathing to your tummy so that the movement occurs there. Your stomach muscles should rise and fall as you breathe. As you inhale your stomach moves out slightly. As you exhale your stomach moves in slightly. It will help to count as you breathe.

☺Breathe in for three counts and out for four counts. Maintain a steady, comfortable rhythm and try to avoid holding your breath in between each count. Try to inhale enough so that your low abdomen rises and falls.

πŸ™‚ You might find it helpful to imagine that as you exhale you are breathing out tension from your body and letting it go. And when you inhale that you are breathing in fresh strength and energy.

πŸ™‚ In order for this technique to become beneficial it is helpful to practice it regularly. If possible, practice twice a day for a few minutes at a time. Return to normal breathing if you start to feel dizzy!

Now... no excuses! Just a few minutes per day!! Don't tell me you don't have timeπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ at lunch time, just before going to bed, etc... have a go and tell me about your experiences.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Have a lovely new weekπŸ€—πŸ€—β˜‰β˜‰β˜‰β˜‰

Alexandra

2 years
Flutterbydee β€Ί What is the reason for placing your hands on your chest and stomach? I am asking because I only have one working hand. I have practiced this kind of breathing when meditating. I always find it very restful.
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Alex β€Ί You don't need to πŸ˜‰ but it helps a lot beginners.. to help them to feel the oxigen going in and out 😊😊 to concentrate on it and really feel the sensation of it πŸ˜€
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Flutterbydee β€Ί Thank you. I look forward to reading more of your recommended relaxation techniques :)
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Alex β€Ί Cool.. let me know how you feel when you do it πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
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Shavkat β€Ί Nice article
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Alex β€Ί Thanks my dear @Shavkat
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Shavkat β€Ί @Alex No problem, my friend
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