Stress is unavoidable and has detrimental effects on our bodies; however, it can be counteracted by achieving relaxation with the following methods.
AROMATHERAPY RELAXATION & MEDITATION
Aromatherapy is the use of pleasant aromas to enhance emotional and physical changes.
The scents are mostly extracted from flowers, plants, seeds, herbs, roots, and fruits.
There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.
Different essential oils are blended together to tailor each person’s needs.
Inhalation is the primary delivery form used to trigger the desired outcomes.
Aromatherapy is gaining momentum; however, its utilization goes back nearly 6,000 years. Its numerous uses are recorded in ancient literature by the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese civilizations.
Aromatherapy is often used to boost moods and change cognitive functions; but, its most widespread and popular use is for stress relief.
RELAXATION & MEDITATION
Relaxation implies activating the body’s natural relaxation responses through meditation and with techniques such as deep breathing, rhythmic exercise, and yoga.
Relaxation stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and as a response: heart rate slows down, breathing becomes slower and deeper, blood pressure drops or stabilizes, muscles relax, and it encourages a sense of calm.
When relaxation exercises are practiced on a regular basis, it reduces stress while boosting energy and mood, as well as mental and physical health.
Meditation is the art of cultivating calm by focusing on breathing or a mantra, with the desirable outcome; being the quieting of the mind.
When meditation is practiced regularly, then the body can learn to relax on demand.