Yoga: Relax Your Mind

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Sometimes everything just gets a little crazy in your mind: too much work, too many thoughts, not enough balance of the right things that make you feel like you.  Your heart starts pounding and your head aches and that’s not a good way to be for anyone. It leads to less productivity and less passion and no one wants that.

Whenever I have a stressful day, I put in headphones, listen to Yo La Tengo and make a conscious effort to carry out deep breaths every 10 minutes or so. When the diaphragm is fully engaged it triggers relaxations; it calms the mind and slows down racing thoughts. If you’re having a stressful day, practice these  easy steps to help you along and leave work feeling a better person.

Do a yoga practice before work: Do yoga before work, it makes your mind drift away from any tension you may have that you usually have starting your work day. Practicing yoga in the morning shifts the mind from distraction and it frees your mind. Be in “the now”: This is a very effective technique for relaxation. Focus on who you are ‘now’ and take note of your surroundings in the ‘now’. Stay still and notice whats around you — it forces you to slow down and simply observe and be present. Deep breathing exercises: Move your focus to the breath: the sensation of contracting and expanding the diaphragm calms the mind and slows down your heart and respiratory rate.

and lastly Listen to relaxing sounds with no lyrics: This often helps me — just having some kind of calming music playing in your mind helps you not to stress out.

We hope these easy tips help you get through a stressful work day!

 

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Comments

rachel -May 22, 2012, 11:50AM

beautiful & true. im more relaxed now.
peace & love!

lieske -May 23, 2012, 2:09AM

Thank you for this, today I have my Biologie Exam (a really stressful period these exams :S) and I hope this will help.

Lauren -May 23, 2012, 3:12PM

LOVE this post : )

Qolik -June 20, 2012, 6:14PM

yeah, great tips!
breathing helps ;)

Naik -September 12, 2012, 9:05AM

Really good ————

Lisa M.Randall -June 21, 2013, 7:06AM

Some enjoy yoga for its fitness benefits, while others do it for the peace of mind it brings. Yoga is used to remove stress from mind and give the sense of relaxation to mind and body. There are several benefits of yoga like increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved respiration, energy and vitality, weight reduction. Some yoga poses that help us to reduce the stress are like Lotus position, Corpse pose, standing forward bend

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