In this FAST MODERN LIFE people do not have time for
themselves & even if they have they don't want to
spend for self .
Everybody is running around to achieve, something or the other.
Yes we do agree that this is a good sign for Development,
but the SPEED of that running behind this is FEARSOME.
We set some goals in front of us.
we keep a borderline to complete it.
Then to meet that we do hard work
Imagine if some difficulty comes in between.
This disturbs our schedule & takes some extra time .
All these causes Irritability in our mind
This creates pressure in the mind .
THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS STRESS.
TO AVOID this Regular Relaxation is ESSENTIAL
There are many relaxation techniques like
- Exercise & relaxation
- Self Analysis & Evaluation
- Breathing exercises.
Learn about and try different techniques and choose one or
two that work for you.
Exercise & Relaxation
Most of the time, we are not
aware of tension in our body unless it causes headaches, muscle
tightness, vomiting, diarrhea, and ulcers in more extreme
An important part of recovery is becoming aware of our feelings.
Our thoughts and feelings are major sources of this tension;
creating tightness in neck and shoulders, the lower back,
stomach, or legs and feet or anywhere in the body. However,
we are not always aware of our internal state, so, another
way to recognize and manage some of our internal feelings
is through identifying what it feels like to be tense.
Rest & relaxation can
help us learn to recognize the tension or stress in our bodies,
so we can STOP it before it becomes a major physical problem
(headache, muscle tightness, etc). It helps us recognize what
tension and relaxation feels like. Since we all store stress
in our bodies, we can only release body tension if we are
AWARE of it.
It is very important to take
rest in between to improove the quality of work.
The best way of relaxation is to SLEEP. Our body requirs at
least 8 hours of Rest
and Sleep per day.
WHAT IS INTROSPECTION?
The word Introspection
means to look into yourselves.
. Many times we become aware of our stress, anxiety or anger
from symptoms such as: feeling hot, sweaty, flush, increase
in heart rate, or noticeable restlessness.
Thoughts and feelings which
create fear can initiate the fight or flight response in all
of us. A potential threat (ex: seeing a cockroch in front
of you) can cause a chemical reaction in our body (release
of adrenaline). The release of adrenaline can cause an immediate
increase in heart rate and breathing, which then causes the
release of even MORE adrenaline!
Conscious thinking of the facts with a balanced mind can
Thorough ANALYSIS & EVALUATION should be done about the
matters which are of importance.
We can reduce this tension
by slowing our breathing down (this is in our control), which
in turn slows our heart rate, which STOPS the release of our
natural stimulants & bring the body into a calm state.
When we say
that people don't give time to themselves it means:-
Every person is
facing lots of emotional states like anger, sorrow, grief,
anxiety,fear,etc.While dealing with all these for a long time
He or She may get carried away with it.
This causes unilateral thinking (one side of the COIN)
of the facts which creats Irritability in the mind which ultimetly
reflects in TENTION or STRESS.
What we need to
do is to give a break to this NEGATIVE THINKING.
Simple way todo this is-
- Take out atleast 15 to 20
minutes for yourself.
- Be alone in this time without any work or commitment.
- Sit in an open place either in balcony or in the terrace
of your home.
- Calm down your body & mind.
- Try to analyse each & every thought.
- After analysing them EVALUATE your action towards it
- If you are able to locate your mistakes then except them.
- Try to improovr them next time.
- Don't repeat old mistakes
All this will happen when you
will give a second thought to your actions or your thought
This is not something NEW which
we are telling, 90% of you know this truth. But in this fast
lifestyle we don't give sufficient time to ourselves.
Regular practice of Yoga has
many Advantages like :-
- Aim at better neuro- muscular
co-ordination, control over the autonomic nervous system,
a feeling of well-being and increase in psycho-neuro
- Refreshes the mind more effectively
& brings about good effects on both the body and mind.
- Increase the tone of voluntary
and involuntary muscles and improve the strength of ligaments,
tendons & small internal muscles
- Increase physical functional
- Besides physical strength, help to increase stress competence.
- Control obesity.& Increase resistance to disease.
- Relaxation of muscles reduces tention in the body.
- During Yogic practices Pulse rate and blood pressure remain
- Heart muscles gets massage due to the actions of the diaphragm
thereby improving the tone & the function of the myocardium.
- Improve respiratory function, & autonomic balance.
.- Quick return of venous blood.improve glucose tolerance.
- Help to improove Fat Metabolism
without exertion,& to reduce cholesterol
Itís called PRANAYAM
- Inhale for 5 SLOW seconds
- HOLD IT for 5 SLOW seconds
- Exhale completely for 5 SLOW seconds.
- Repeat 3 times.
Itís easy to PRACTISE because one can do this anywhere either
at resting or at workplace.
If you like this Breathing
exercise, it can go one more step. During the inhale, say
to yourself, "I am...", and on the exhale, "relaxed..." (relaxing
music can be played while you do this).
You can repeat the breathing for as long as you wish; if done
long enough, you may fall asleep.
Itís good to see how quickly
PRANAYAM breathing can calm our bodies; bringing our breathing
and heart rate go back to baseline.