Calm Mind and Calm Body Relaxation Technique
Consequently, in this relaxation technique you apply physical movement and make the exercise more effective. Apply the breathing rhythm you’ve already adopted from the above techniques and:
- Sit or stand with your spine upright;
- Close your eyes and put your fists on the back of your pelvis (like pushing your pelvis forward);
- Gently and lovingly, inhale deeply (put a smile on your face – this action should make fun), open your chest as much as you can;
- While you exhale, keep pressing your fists against your back as it fits you, feeling a light muscle contraction;
- Inhale sharply, so the air streams through your teeth (this creates a refreshing and reviving effect);
- Exhale, through your mouth or nose – whichever way you feel more comfortable, feeling the relief and the relaxation throughout your whole body. Realize the calmness within you.
Practice this for ten breaths, check the calming effect and carry on with the exercise accordingly.
Applying physical energy in this relaxation techniques, you’ll not only calm your mind but also work on your body’s physiology, creating physical fitness. This technique is very effective as it engages both, your mind and your body to focus on mental and physical activity. You can combine this technique with any other body movement that fits your body anatomy the best.
The most important thing is creating a rhythm between breath and body movement, mentioned in one of my previous posts about yoga postures.
If all the above techniques still cannot calm your mind, there is another great relaxation technique that involves active physical movement and has a great value to mental and physical health.
6. Walk, Talk and Breathing Relaxation Technique
In the case where your mind is super busy and heated up, you do the following sequence of mental and physical movements that’ll cool you down and calm your mind:
- Stop any disturbing and unfavorable activity that brought you to this point;
- Start walking and concentrate on walking only, focusing on each of your step;
- Balance your walking rhythm with you breathing – this will initiate the calming process and give you the time and space for a constructive thinking;
- As you walk and breathe, start to delegate your mind with thoughts that’ll empower you;
- Inhale deeply by saying these three short statements “I can do this, I can face this challenge, I can deal with this situation”;
- Exhale extensively and feel the calming effect of your walking activity. Feel the fine energy of calmness beginning to arise after a short distance of walking.
Practice this for at least 5-10 minutes. Just walk and don’t stop. Even if its in a room, open a window to get a fresh air and just walk around the room. Perform these six steps continuously and you will get the effect of relaxation and calmness within yourself. Your eagerness in doing this seriously, will calm your mind and give you the capacity to start anew, improve your stamina, peacefulness and relaxation.
Be perceptive of how quickly these relaxation techniques calms your mind. During this short period of time you can re-structure your mindset and improve your behavior and the approach to all your future challenges and conflicts.
The Approach to Relaxation Techniques
Regardless of our mental content, we all need the knowledge to manage our emotions, feelings and thoughts efficiently, especially in a professional environment where emotional labor is required. We want to be creative, productive and successful. Our mind’s purpose is to be efficient and able to find a solution for any kind of problem.
Yet there is this one thing that makes the calming of our minds to be a problem:
Processing dynamic flow of superficial (unessential) information.
This mental process creates useless feelings and emotional dissonance, like the information circulating on social media, countless emails of subjective content, etc.
Processing large amount of information in a very short time span, we cannot identify what feelings and emotions arise as a result, not mentioning working with those in order to feel the message sent to reach our hearts. Hence, we ignore the vital signs that our body is communicating and fail to recognize the need for relaxation techniques.
Read this article about 25 Signs You are Already Successful and You’re Simply Unaware to learn more about whether or not you need to do more of these relaxation techniques.
Begin to apply these relaxation techniques in any situation in your daily life. You breathe, talk and walk during your waking state anyway, so approach these techniques in a subtle and organic way and embrace them not like something new to you, but as something that is a intrinsic part of yourself, only you have forgotten about it.
Integrate them to your lifestyle, make them your routine, your habit. The components of these relaxation techniques are the fundamentals of life, use their value and enjoy their benefits constantly. Then your mind will be busy in a creative and constructive way, producing freshness and efficiency. I salute the spirit in you!