Hey everyone, what’s up? Clark here. Here on this page we’ll be having a discussion on how to relax your mind, and thus your body as well. There are proven ways to relax your body but you should know that mind and body is so interconnected that we cannot really talk about one without mentioning the other. I will share with you what I found on the web, but rest assured I will also have my own recommendations.
Mind and Body INTERCONNECTED
It is a widespread belief that mind is the master of everything, and if you could control your mind properly, you take control of your life. On a smaller scale, that’s also true in terms of relaxation. If you find a way to relax the mind, the body relaxes on its own. Obviously you can find a lot of relaxation methods on the internet, some to relax your mind and others your body, but because of the way mind and body are interconnected many methods work on both.
To relax your mind simply means to make it feel calm and peaceful, letting fear, worry, low confidence or self-esteem, anger, resentment, hate, frustration and confusion leave yourself. We should have sufficient energy in our body, young or old, to last the entire day every day but due to negative thoughts or emotions just mentioned going through our minds all day, they cause our body to tire easily. When your mind is relaxed, your body follows suit, your muscles become less tense and more flexible, and you feel more energetic and optimistic, or up-for-it, when you want to do something.
Being relaxed eases your stress, anxiety and depression. It slows aging, assists you to feel more connected to yourself and other people, increases immunity, improves brain function, increases attention span and helps you to lose weight(!)
Now, how to…
So I have done RESEARCH on how to relax both mind and body. The suggestions I found range from performing breathing exercises (taking slow, deep breaths, hold it for a moment then exhale), to meditating, to listening to slow soothing music (including brainwave entrainment MP3), to soaking your body in a warm bath(tub), to writing. Some people feel relaxed after they write about their feelings. Another method that was recommended is guided imagery, in which you imagine yourself in a certain setting that helps you feel calm and relaxed.
I have found that reading also helps, especially when I read paperback fictions. This might be connected to my childhood, where I would immerse myself in a fictional book, a fictional world after school. Back then there weren’t any e-books.
Other methods to relax both mind and body include taking a walk, doing exercise, treating yourself to a massage, having a warm drink like (warm) milk which does not have alcohol or caffeine in it, and doing yoga, in which you can take a class or learn it by yourself from books and/or videos.
But always remember that some methods work best for some people and others work best for other people. So you may want to test a few if not all of the relaxation methods above in order to know what works best for you.
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