You’re already choking on lavender candles and have tried all the poses in yoga, relieve stress and fails? Maybe it’s time to try something new. The review is not very banal techniques of stress relief.
1. Breathing exercises
“When we are under stress, our breathing quickens, the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is reduced, and this, in turn, entails a sense of stress,” — says David Lewis, a neuroscientist and the Creator of the breathing techniques Bo-Tau. The breathing exercises, even the most simple, help to reduce the average number of breaths from 12-14 per minute to three, to make the breath calm and deep. Five seconds inhale, five seconds following the breath, then slowly exhale for ten seconds. Breathing exercises reduce the heart rate and stimulate the activity of alpha waves, which is indicative of a relaxed state (the most active of these waves are in state of relaxed wakefulness).
2. The benefits of green tea
Chinese experts found that the polyphenols contained in green tea reduce the harm that stress causes the brain and increase levels of calming chemicals in our body. How to brew green tea? For maximum relaxation experts suggest to use loose tea and brew it in a glass teapot to see the beauty of the movements and patterns produced in the opening of the tea leaves. The tea is brewed from one to three minutes, and in addition to use the green tea, you will get the opportunity to meditate, because the observation of the swirling in the teapot with tea leaves is perfect for this.
3. Rhodiola rosea
Rhodiola rosea enhances the level of serotonin, the hormone responsible for good mood, so the plant is often used for dealing with stress. Recent studies at Uppsala University (Sweden) have shown that Rhodiola rosea also reduces the levels of cortisol, a hormone produced under stress, and increases a person’s ability to focus quickly, even in those who are diagnosed with burnout syndrome. “Rhodiola rosea is absorbed by the body better if taken with herbs that improve digestion,” says Shabir, Dyar (Shabir Dayar), the pharmacist from the company “Victoria Health”, which deals in selling healthy cosmetics. He advises to take Rhodiola rosea as a Supplement with a meal containing black or Cayenne pepper.
4. Physical contact with a loved one
According to research by the University of Zurich, physical contact with a loved one helps produce anti-stress hormone oxytocin. If you have a difficult day, ask your partner, a close friend to hold your hand, hug, do a light massage to ten minutes is enough to get your body cope with stress.
5. To monitor their weight
The more you weigh, the more you are exposed to stress. “Cortisol, a hormone produced under stress, affects the frontal lobe of the brain responsible for thinking and choice, reducing cognitive function,” said Dr. Lillian Mujica-Parodi((Lilianne Mujica-Parodi) from the new York University of stony brook. There is a dependence: the more the weight, the more cortisol is produced, the worse we deal with stress.
6. Chew gum
Professor Andrew Scoli from the University of Melbourne Swinburne has found that people chewing gum lowers cortisol levels and leaves a feeling of anxiety. He believes that the process of chewing gum stimulates mental abilities of the person, making it more stress-resistant. “It is possible that the process of chewing reminds us of the moments when people are relaxed, for example about the dinner.” And the faster you chew, the calmer you become. According to Japanese research, a quick chewing reduces cortisol levels by 25.8% in 20 minutes.
7. A slow walk
The faster we go, the more we are exposed to stress, according to experts at the University of California. Can’t bring myself to slow down? Try to meditate while walking. Just pay more attention to the very physical process of walking. Go slowly, noting to himself every movement, such as “raised up”, “down the leg”. Fully focus on what you are doing, not on what is happening around them.
8. Healthy Breakfast
The more fat contains your Breakfast, the worse will be the body’s response to stress throughout the day. Dr. TEVIS Campbell from the University of calgary found that people who ate Breakfast fast food or fatty foods have high blood pressure and their heart beats faster during times of stress, than those who eats a healthy Breakfast — cereal or yogurt. “Even if you eat fatty foods, the elasticity of your arteries will decrease, which will lead to enhanced reaction of the body to a stressful situation”.