These tools can be daily practices or just kept in the proverbial toolbox for times of increased Stress. These techniques, while simple, help to reduce the strain on
the sympathetic nervous system helping to increase the relaxation.
- Stretches and tones belly muscles
- Relieves Pain and muscle tension
- Improves posture
- Decreases stress response
To perform Deep diaphragmatic belly breathing begin by sitting tall or lying comfortably. It can be helpful to start with one hand on the belly and the other on the chest, this gives you a focal point as you breathe. As you inhale through your nose allow your belly to rise and fill. You will notice the hand on your belly moving to accommodate the expansion of the diaphragm the chest should have minimal movement during inhalation.
When ready begin to exhale slowly through the mouth and allow the belly to deflate.
Epsom Salt Bath
Many people are deficient in Magnesium an Epsom salt bath is one of the best ways to restore this imbalance. Epsom salts are high in magnesium and sulphate and
- Natural Stress Reliever
- Decrease muscle tension and cramps
- Decreases muscle pain
- Supports circulatory system
Legs up the wall
This is a restorative yoga inversion posture aimed at reducing mental and physical stress on the body.
- Supports the circulatory system
- Supports systemic detoxification
- Reduces swelling
- Engages the relaxation response
- Reduces symptoms of stress
Jacobsen's Relaxation Technique
the nervous system to reduce muscle tone, tension and pain.