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Relaxation Techniques: Steps to Reduce Stress

By Rojer @healthxwellness
Relaxation Techniques: Steps to Reduce Stress

A variety of different relaxation techniques can help you bring your nervous system back into balance by producing the relaxation response.

When the body is stressed it creates in itself the fight or flight response which triggers the heartbeat to race up, blood pressure to rise and all organs of the body specially your mind geared up to circulate more quantity of blood to the heart muscle and out of it. This is the normal reflex action of the body in case of the stressful event like  being caught red handed while cheating during the examination or getting scolded by the class teacher for bad acts.

Stress is good for body as it sharpens the mind and body but the higher quantities of it can be detrimental to the health of the mind and body.

Relaxation can do wonders for the body and mind by relaxing your body and mind systems if nothing has taken place. But this is not so easy as said and often needs years of practice before you do it whenever you encounter stressful situation.

Following are relaxation techniques popularly employed by the people the world across:


This is watching of the thoughts as if you are seeing the clouds in the sky without getting being effected by their type be it positive or negative. This will help your intellect to know itself and keep aloof from the regular chanting of your mind. Slowly you will realize that there is another you in yourself who knows what is happening and where but who is not participating in this happening. This separation brings lot of relaxation and peace to your body and yourself. This process of relaxation is the meditation.


This is the future image of your environment and yourself that you create in your mind deliberately such that you tend to see good and joyful things about yourself as f nothing has taken place. Your mind tends to get fooled and thinks after some time those visualized images to be true and then it send signal of relaxation to the body and you get relaxed.

Breathe deeply

When you focus your attention on your breathe and breathe deeply with the good things inside  your body and exhaling the bad things or the stress causing things out of your body, then you slowly start getting relaxed.

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

Thought pattern

If you can change your thoughts from the negative ones to the positive ones then you get automatically relaxed. Such is the beauty of this attitudinal shift that as soon as you start appreciating positive things and situations in your life, you start getting relaxed automatically. You can read more about Stress Management Techniques.

Emotional therapy

When you start getting stressed about any life situation then you can start creating calming response of relax, open mind and friendly reactions towards the irritated, tense, anxious and angry emotions.

  • This you can do by saying that “My eyes will smile, will sparkle, and my mind will be alert, and my body will be calm”.
  • Then take a slow easy deep breath
  • Slowly let your breath out allowing your body to relax as you exhale.
  • Allow a feeling of heaviness, like a wave of warmth, to flow throughout your body all the way down to your toes.
  • Resume your normal activity.


Stress is the number one killer across the world and therefore need to be tamed and treated immediately. Relaxation techniques can help you instantly get your mind and body relaxed without any side effects on the body. Follow these techniques regularly even when you are not stressed can lead to betterment of your body and mind health while also enriching your soul.

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