Relax, the keys to getting started!
Release yourself from stress with many techniques, including meditation, which provides relaxation that is beneficial in many ways. Improve your mental health and calm your mind. Relaxation is the source of calm and serenity. Wondering how to meditate and achieve a state of relaxation? Here are some key techniques to get started.
Choose a calm environment
To relax and meditate, find the right place, the right time, and the right position.
Relax anywhere and anytime as long as you feel calm. Since relaxation aims at a state of relaxation and well-being, you must be able to focus and put your thoughts in order. Choose a nice place.
Get away from your daily routine for a while. Choose a small corner in your home, such as the garden or porch.
You can also take a break in a garden or somewhere dominated by nature. Isolate yourself from the crowds and refocus for a few moments on your senses...
work on your breathing
Control your breathing during the relaxation session. Do inhale and exhale exercises for 5 minutes, for example, to start. These promote relaxation of the body.
Breathing exercises contribute to the release of toxins polluting the body. It improves the ability to control emotions and focus. In a few steps, the technique consists of:
Let the breath come and go
Feel the effect of breathing on the stomach and chest
Focus on the movement of air in the body
- Analyze your different support points and imagine your muscles melting one by one
Repeat the exercise until you feel relaxed.
Have a good visualization and open your senses
Relaxation also develops mental imagery skills by unleashing one's imagination to feel the physical and mental benefits by allowing a better connection between the brain and the body.
Visualization exercises for relaxation include, for example:
1- Imagine a place and explore the senses by thinking about how you would discover it
2- Imagine a past event by imagining it
3- Vividly imagine an event that you want to see happen in the future
Calm your mind and exercise
The work of breathing helps calm the mind, among other things. By relaxing in this way, you will gradually release all the tension that your body is going through.
In fact, the body follows the mental state. This is why it is important to take the time to breathe and calm down and slow down the "flow of thoughts" by focusing specifically on breathing. Some sports also allow you to relax the body and mind by refocusing on the breath, such as Pilates, stretching, yoga, shidokan, etc.
Exercises that secrete happiness hormones - dopamine, endorphins, etc. - and help release stress hormones: adrenaline, vasopressin, etc.