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Relaxation Techniques For Anxiety – Eliminate The Stress Within Your Body
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May I assume that you are a person who has suffered from a high level of stress and actual anxiety attacks recently? Do you feel as if you have lost control of your very thought process as you constantly worry about the circumstances and events taking place in your life? Anxiety is something that you should not have to deal with permanently. Perhaps the best remedy for this disorder is one that is all-natural. I would like to present you with simple relaxation techniques for anxiety that will eventually eliminate them.

The first technique to allow you to relax and lower the level of stress within your body simply involves deep breathing exercises. Find a quiet area, hopefully one where there are not a lot of people around. You want to allow yourself the chance to concentrate fully on your actual breathing rhythm to do this exercise correctly. Proper deep breathing involves the use of the abdomen. This part of your body will serve as the foundation for enabling the airflow to circulate properly in and out of your mouth, through the airwaves, and into and out of the lungs. In starting out this exercise initially I would recommend that you do so sitting in a chair.

Sit straight up with your back aligned properly to the seat-back. Place your feet flat on the floor, knees apart. Relax your shoulders, and try to get rid of any tension in your facial muscles, arms, hands; actually throughout your entire body. Anchor the muscles around your abdomen and slowly inhale air in through your mouth, slightly open. As you inhale slowly count up to 5 concentrating fully on the numbers 1 – 5 and on your abdomen being the foundation allowing the air to come into your body. Hold the air in your lungs for a few seconds, and then slowly release the air-stream. Count up to 8 as you focus on the air being exhaled at a steady pace out of your mouth. Do not allow any other thoughts to enter into your mind. Maintain a quiet, peaceful solitude as you just count up to 5 inhaling, holding in the air for couple of seconds, and then releasing the air gently and steadily up to a count of 8.

Repeat this exercise for up to 10 times. Remember that your sole focus is on counting as you inhale, hold the air-stream, and then exhale slowly. You want to be at total peace. As you master this exercise which should be done several times per day, you literally will begin to feel the stress and anxiety leave your body.

Other relaxation techniques for anxiety revolve first around your sleep habits. If you are fairly active throughout the day, your body needs its proper rest. It is recommended that you get anywhere between 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night. Ideally, you should go to bed at the same time each night. It has been proven that your body will establish within itself a regular sleeping pattern within the 24 hour day cycle. If you go to bed, falling asleep at 11 pm, and waking up at 7 am, (just an example) your body bio-rhythms will become used to this 11-7 cycle. On the weekends, when you normally do not work you should not drastically change your normal sleep cycle. You may think that getting the same 8 hours of sleep; going to bed at 2 am., getting up at 10 is the same thing. It is not! You would have missed that first three hours from 11 pm – 2 am when your body is normally in a deep sleep, and you will feel it the next day.

Believe it or not, but a regular exercise routine is also considered to be an example of a relaxation technique for anxiety. By raising your heart-rate and sweating as you go through a strenuous work-out routine you are actually benefiting your body. As you work out, your body will naturally release chemicals called endorphins. The release of these endorphins means that your body is eliminating the toxins that have built up in your system that cause stress and anxiety. It is equally important during each work-out that you replenish the fluids as you are exercising, and then cool down by stretching the muscles in your body to get rid of lactic-acid fluid built up.

Breathing exercises, a regular sleep routine nightly, and following a regular exercise regimen are all considered highly useful relaxation techniques for anxiety. Get involved in a daily pattern of pro-active remedies to sway your mind away from the negative, stressful, and highly angst-ridden thoughts that have seeped first into your brain, and then your entire body.


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