Treating stress... with meditation
Some try to combat psychological tension by practicing meditation, by following some exercises and movements. Experts recommend
practicing meditation or yoga for 5 to 10 minutes a day and it won't be long before you see the benefits, as it will give you more energy, enough to deal with life's troubles.
Here are some exercises:
Sit on the floor and bend your knees so that you light a candle in front of you. Keep your spine straight, and bring your heels close together to help keep you focused and slow your thoughts.
Relax all your muscles, focus on each muscle, from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers and relax. Slow your breathing and inhale and exhale deeply.
Stare at the candle flame. After 60 seconds, close your eyes, but keep the image of the candle flames for as long as possible to calm your mind.
Now practice meditation by focusing on one thought, and let the other thoughts go unnoticed.
As you near the end of your meditation time, start thinking positive thoughts about the day ahead. Think of yourself as successful in everything you try to do. Open your eyes slowly and you will feel ready for any challenge!
We all know that breathing properly is soothing and relaxing, but did you know that it can also lift your spirits? Try this...
Sit on a chair, so that your spine is straight, then raise the hands at shoulder level, so that the palms of the hands are facing forward. Breathe normally.
Inhale forcefully through your nose as you raise your arms above your head, and spread your fingers apart.
Breathe out forcefully through your nose as you lower your arms down to shoulder level again, closing your fingers as if you are pulling a curtain down. Repeat this 20 times and then rest. Now repeat 20 more times, and you will feel energized.