Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview
Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...
Setting Goals - Topic Overview
Your plan is to improve your health. Two types of goals can help you do this: long-term and short-term. Long-term goals A long-term goal is not something you can do all at once. It’s the goal that inspires you and that will show how far you've come when you complete it. It's usually a goal you hope to reach in 6 months or a year. A long-term goal could be to walk for 1 hour 3 times a week. ...
Stress Management: Doing Guided Imagery to Relax
Guided imagery lets you use your imagination to go to a calm, peaceful place.
In addition to meditation,progressive muscle relaxation,and breathing exercises to relieve stress,you might try these other therapies. Ways to relax your mind Self-hypnosis can open your mind to suggestions that can relieve stress or change the way you respond to stress. Autogenic training includes six exercises that make the body relax. Each exercise helps you relax your body in a ...
Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension.
Stress Management: Doing Meditation
The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on the things that are happening right now in the present moment.
Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax
Yoga means different things to different people. This Actionset focuses on a kind of yoga called Hatha yoga. One of the benefits of Hatha yoga is that it can relieve stress and help you relax. Key points Yoga includes breathing,meditation,and exercises,called postures or poses,that stretch the body. You can do yoga to help you relax. The goals of yoga include improved physical and mental ...
Stress Relief and Relaxation - Overview
Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed,too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress. Tips to relieve stress When you feel stressed,you can: Take slow,deep breaths. Soak in a warm bath. Listen to soothing music. Take a walk or do some other activity. Meditate or pray. Take a ...
Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body
Guide to stress management.
Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to relax.