So how can we help ourselves to reduce stress levels and manage the challenges in our everyday lives?
Here are a couple of examples of ways to take control back.
Breathe Deeply –
Inhale deeply through your nose, pull the air all the way down, deep into the lungs. Hold the breath for a count of seven. Exhale slowly through the mouth to the count of eleven. Do this for several minutes.
You may find yourself a little dizzy or light-headed, if so, then begin breathing naturally, until the sensation passes, then start again.
With a little practice you will become more proficient, this technique really does help you to relax more.
Here is a technique you can do sitting at your desk
Turn your neck to look, as far as you can comfortably, over each shoulder to loosen up the stress of the day.
Hold the stretch for 10 seconds on each side. Repeat this 3 times each side.
Shoulders often build up tension throughout the day so try this!
Shoulder shrugs, raise them up towards your ears and hold this position for 5 seconds, then release and relax them down completely.
Do this 3 times.
This should help reduce tense shoulders pressing up against the bottom of the neck cradle and causing pressure against the head reducing the possibility of a headache or stiff neck developing.
In todays society we seem to spend so much of our time sitting, gazing at a screen of some sort, whether it be work or play which can be very detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing.
Maybe contributing to some of our health issues.
Our bodies are not designed to be motionless for long periods of time, movement is needed to maintain, good physiology and a healthy mindset.
These two exercises should help to relieve some of the tension that can build up if you do not get the opportunity or you are unable to regularly take sufficient breaks from this pass time.
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