6 Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

6 Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

The strategies for beating stress and restore energy for those who are bored with the Zen practices.

Many studies suggest it: meditation for stress is a panacea. But for you the idea to close your eyes and let your mind wander makes you nervous or, at most, wanting to sleep? Read on to discover six ways to unplug and recharge yourself without resorting to the Zen techniques.

Watching the Sunset

Sunset

Watching a sunset, a sunrise, a sudden downpour or a falling snow. Observe a natural phenomenon is a great anti-stress. The beauty and grandeur of nature is not only a feast for the eyes, but also help to reduce your anxiety and give a calmness taking over your body along with a sense of relaxation.

Punching the Pillow

Punching

Let off steam helps to throw off the tensions: take a punch a pillow or punching bag or shouting with all the breath you have in your body, will calm you down. But be careful: to express anger is likely to increase rather than turn it off, if the moment of catharsis is not followed by a period of tranquility. Therefore: do fight with your pillow for ten minutes, but then give yourself a moment to reflect in peace.

Dancing

Dancing

Dance away the stress and calm the nerves. No need to be Jenna Dewan or jump on the track between strangers: indeed, one usually wants to totally abandon everything to dance when alone. Then turn on the music, close the door and dance!

Get Rid of Unnecessary Things

Trashcan

Your desk, your room and your kitchen are full of things that are useless? Make a clean sweep of what you have accumulated without purpose. Throw away the superfluous and rearrange what’s left: an empty space, clean and no chaos will help you relax.

Knitting

Knitting

The repetitive gestures help to reduce stress. This is confirmed, for example, a study on the calming effect of the iteration in who sings mantra. But it does not jump on religion or meditation, knitting, washing dishes (not after a dinner of ten people!) or fold the clothes have the same effect.

Eyes and Ears Massaging

Eyes Massaging
Eyes Massaging

Get some pampering. Try to massage your closed eyes with circular movements of the thumbs and then practice to light pinching the eyebrows. Then, massage the lobes by holding them between thumb and forefinger and slowly moves to the cartilage behind the ears.