Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress
posted by The Live Better Team | October 5, 2017
Everyone experiences stress, and relaxation techniques are some of the simplest ways to help with stress management. Relaxation is any process that decreases the effects of stress on the mind and body, and these techniques can help with anything from moderate stress all the way to stress-related health concerns.
Types of Relaxation Techniques
Relaxation techniques can be taught by various health professionals, or they can be learned on your own in many cases. They generally involve refocusing the mind’s attention on calming factor, something that increases awareness of the body. There are a few different kind of relaxation techniques:
Other techniques may include:
Benefits of Practicing Relaxation Techniques
There are several benefits of relaxation techniques:
Practice Makes Perfect
Like any other learned skill, relaxation techniques will take time to perfect. You’ll improve your skills over time. If one technique isn’t for you, try another instead. It’s rare, but some people may experience emotional discomfort during relaxation techniques—if this is the case, stop the activity and speak to your doctor or mental health provider. If you’ve tried multiple techniques with no success, your doctor can offer additional recommendations.
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“10 Relaxation Techniques that Zap Stress Fast.” WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/blissing-out-10-relaxation-techniques-reduce-stress-spot#1
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.