We lead stressful lives. Every decision that we need to make has some repercussion to it and therefore we are constantly worrying about our actions. Leading a stressful life is unhealthy as it leads to several health issues like blood pressure and heart related disorders. There are several natural methods that help you to reduce your levels of stress. Yoga is one such method that helps you to reduce the amount of stress in your life by means of guided breathing and meditation.
If you are experiencing high levels of stress then you must practice yoga on a daily basis in order to control your stress levels. Yoga is a therapy that helps to calm the senses and indirectly this helps to calm ones nerves and reduce stress. There are several poses in yoga as well as several breathing techniques and visualization methods that will help you if you are stressed.
Start your day with a few yoga exercises. Sit on your bed with your back upright and close your eyes. Focus on your breathing for a few minutes. Take deep breaths and count to 16 as you inhale. Hold your breath as you count to 8 and then exhale slowly as you count to 16. Do this exercise for 5 minutes. It will help you to relax and ease your senses. When you complete the exercise open your eyes slowly, do not panic if you feel light headed or dizzy. It is normal to feel that way; this is due to the increase in the supply of oxygen to your brain. Continue this exercise daily and you will notice your stress levels diminish.
If you feel stressed out during the day then there are a few techniques that will help you out. Close your eyes and focus all your inner energy on any positive aspect in your life. This could include a good moment in your life or focus on a person that inspires you. As you close your eyes and focus on this moment you need to inhale through your nose and exhale though your mouth. This will calm your senses and once you open your eyes you will experience lower levels of stress.
Another exercise that helps to reduce stress requires you to sit on a chair with your back held upright. As you sit comfortably on the chair place your right hand across your chest so that your feel your heart beat with your finger tips. Now hold your left hand as if you were collecting water from a stream. Close your eyes and inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose. As you inhale you have to visualize yourself drinking water that is cold; this water is helping you to get rid of all the negativity in your life.
These 3 techniques will help you to reduce your stress levels drastically.