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Hi. StressLess Living, Issue #10: 3 Stress Anxiety Reducing Techniques
January 04, 2011

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Hi, Kell here!
Welcome to the StressLess Living Newsletter #10.

Learning how to achieve stress and anxiety relief comes in many different shapes and sizes. Unfortunately only a handful are usually successful, and the rest are simply a waste of money. However, you can start providing your body, mind, and soul with a calming effect with 3 helpful techniques.

  1. Mindfulness meditation for stress relief

  2. Using the mind and imagination for stress relief

  3. Laughter yoga


By the time you have read this newsletter you will have five easy relaxation techniques that you can put into practice today.

1. Mindfulness meditation for stress relief

If you're not familiar with mindfulness meditation; it's a form of meditation used to think positively about what's happening now. During this time you have to make sure you can do it without judging yourself.

It's a simple technique you can do by finding a quiet place where you can sit up straight and bring your awareness to the present.

Mindfulness requires you bring your awareness to the present as opposed to the past or future.

One simple strategy to do this is by focusing on the way you breathe in this mindfulness meditation exercise.

Take in everything breathing requires; inhale and exhale, how your body reacts, the sensations that follow.

I also find that my clients like to combine exercise with meditation. Walking meditation combines the stress-reducing benefits of exercise with the benefits of meditation.

2. Using the mind and imagination for stress relief

When it comes to stress and anxiety relief, the visualization technique is one of the most effective. The idea is to close your eyes and see the stress or anxiety leaving from your body.

Even though it sounds extremely easy, there are specific steps you need to take in order to see positive results.

Usually guided imagery meditation is an effective way to do this as you are talked through the imagery process.

I have found this guided imagery useful for myself and clients who want to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Once you take the time to practice this technique you will begin to feel like the stress and anxiety just seems to fall off your body.

3. Laughter yoga

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary then it has to be laughter yoga. This specialized technique is designed to give you stress and anxiety relief, but doing so by just having fun. Then again; this isn't by laughing at a comedian's jokes or needing help.

It's all about a non-humorous role that takes place with several exercises, and you don't even have to have a sense of humor. It's available to all ages, and when done properly it can provide you with several other benefits as well.

Whether it's helping you boost your immune system, strengthen the respiratory system, or just boost your confidence, laughter yoga is definitely worth trying.

Conclusion

So if you need some stress and anxiety relief then we highly recommend trying all three of these techniques. One of them is bound to help you have a stress-free life. Then again, when you are able to take advantage of them all you will see much better results. There isn't a person out there who loves dealing with stress or anxiety, which is why these types of techniques are extremely beneficial. Just remember that these are all simple parts to the larger picture.



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All the best,

Dr Kell and the team at Stress Management for Peak Performance wish you all the best.

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