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Tips for relaxation and wellness

Relaxation techniques such as autogenic training, respiratory therapy or yoga can relieve tension, bring body and soul into balance. Helpful procedures and exercises.

Stress is a natural reaction of our body and was vital to survival, especially in the days of our ancestors. If we get into a dangerous situation, our body releases stress hormones like adrenaline, dopamine, and cortisol.

These substances release energy reserves and slow our immune system to prepare for flight or combat. But today we no longer have to go hunting with spears or flee from a saber-toothed tiger. Instead, we fret with bosses, frantically crowd crowded streets trying to balance family and job.

Unlike in the past, however, most of the physical activity that usually ensures that the secreted stress hormones are quickly broken down.

Possible consequence: The heart beats to the neck, the blood pressure rises, digestion and metabolism get mixed up, the head is buzzing, tensions and insomnia become the rule. This, in turn, burdens the body and psyche – and can make you sick in the long run.

Regularly reduce stress

Relaxing correctly is essential for our well-being and our health. A short break – even just a few minutes a day – can relieve current tension and also relieve chronic stress.

The short break in between does not eliminate the cause of anger, deadline pressure and grief. But it helps to get away. Through the detour of a relaxed posture, the symptoms calm down sometimes as if by themselves.

Here you will learn more about stress management, relaxation techniques such as yoga or progressive muscle relaxation, massage and body benefits such as sauna, spa and much more. Find out which method is right for you. But please without stress – just read on and relax.

Respiratory therapy

In breathing therapy, you will learn to improve your perception of the breathing process and the signals of your body. Other sensory experiences are gradually faded out so that the body relaxes. In the exercises, the pulse rate slows down; the blood pressure drops, the tension of the skeletal muscles and the skin conductivity decrease. For example, respiratory therapy can help with stress – but it can also help with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and depression.

Endurance training

Jogging, cycling, swimming and many other endurance sports are ideal as valves to relieve stress accumulated by stress. From endurance training to relaxation, especially those people who are predominantly mentally challenged in their job, such as office workers, benefit. Anyone who sits all day and suffers from inner restlessness, urge to move can quickly reduce tension and stress hormones through endurance sports. Anyone who is new to sports, older than 35, or suffering from chronic diseases, prefers to ask his doctor better if something is said against the training. 

Autogenic training

The autogenic training was originally called “concentrative self-relaxation” and is a mild form of self-hypnosis. In doing so, you put yourself through various techniques in a hypnotic state of consciousness, which is then repealed by a return exercise. During your resting state, you communicate particular messages to your awareness, which in the optimal case lead to long-lasting relaxation and improved concentration. Your body, which is non-stop on activity polarity, is switched to recovery. How it works, the video shows Autogenic training – that’s how it works.

Reflexology

Medical effects of this method are not proven yet. The principle of foot reflexology is based on the assumption that every area on the sole or back of the foot is connected to a specific organ. By treating the individual zones in a targeted manner, beneficial effects are supposed to affect the connected organs. According to some studies, foot reflexology can help reduce stress and fatigue.

Enjoy

Turning down a gear is extremely important for mental well-being and physical health. This also includes taking a break and consciously enjoying what you do not otherwise possess. Whether it’s relaxing baths, sauna or walks – rewarding yourself creates intense moments of relaxation and recreation.

Meditation

Meditation is also an effective way to mobilize inner reserves of stress and to learn mindfulness in daily life. Through meditating you practice to relax effectively – not only during meditation but also during the common stressful situations of everyday life.
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