Three Simple Relaxation Methods For Fast Stress Releif

Life comes at us fast. When it does, the negative toll on our lives soon becomes evident. Uncontrolled stress will have a negative effect on our health and well-being and even cause some illnesses to be worse than they need to be.Strees can affect your life greatly including your mood, concentration, relationship and sleep. There are proven methods to help reduce stress on our bodies and can even improve our health and well being.   Here are three simple relaxation techniques that are easy to learn and use that will get results fast.

Learn Abdominal Breathing

We are often told to take a deep breath when things get a little stressed or we feel anxious. Some say this doesn’t help them relax at all. Some feel taking a deep breath actually increase stress levels and makes relaxation more difficult. Abdominal breathing is the key to learning to handle stress. Learning abdominal breathing when you are calm is a very good relaxation technique that you can use when you are stressed. After stress takes it toll willl be too late to learn these things. Learn when you are calm and relaxed to get the most benefit. Learn how.

Place one hand on your abdomen and another on your chest. Take a deep breath. Which hand moved? Concentrate on breathing in very slowly until the hand on your abdomen moves with your breathing and the hand on your chest remains still. Practice this twice a day in front of a mirror and soon you will see the results. You will soon feel the results when you do. Be careful not to take to many deep breaths, as this will make you dizzy. Abdominal breathing can be a very effective relaxation method to calm your mind and body.

Learn Stretching Techniques

Here is a very simple and quick technique you can use anywhere. Under stress, your body sends extra blood to your muscles that makes them tight and tense when you are anxious or under stress.  This may cause you head and shoulders to begin to ache. Your jaw may clench as stress increases. Regularly stretching your muscles is a great way to help you relax during the day.

Stretch your body as often as possible by standing up and reaching for the ceiling. This will relax the muscles and help you to breath better.Relaxing your muscles help you breath deeper more relaxing breaths. Do this throughout the day to reduce your stress level. Yoga exercises are also helpful and easy to do anywhere.

Use Relaxation Audios

Learning relaxation techniques take time and patience like any skill you learn. One way to help you learn quickly is to utilize audios for several weeks. Use them once or twice a week for maximum effectiveness and to maintain the benefits. Relaxation audios help you concentrate on the sensations needed that will cause you to relax and help slow down your busy mind. Subliminal audios are also effective because they work on a sub-conscious level. This is the fastest way to learn skills to help you relax in any circumstances.

If you don’t feel much differencce at first, don’t give up. Be consistent for 2-3 weeks because that gets the best results for most people. Daily stress can build up very quickly and cause many relational and health problems for you at home and at work. These simple yet effective techniques will help you reduce the level of stress you feel and they will work fast.

Here you will find a simple and easy guide to reducing stress from the experts at Home Zone Direct. 





Dr. Don MacKay has an earned Doctorate in Counseling and has been in private practice for over 20 years.  You can find more information on this subject and much more helpful advice from

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