Try breathing exercises
When things get rough, take deep breaths in through your nose; hold it for 10 seconds, then release. You’ll notice that this will relieve tension.
Controlled Breathing Technique:
- This rapid relaxation technique involves breathing in and out nine times in three series of three breaths.
- In the first series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale slowly, say quietly or think to yourself, “Calm body.” Repeat three times.
- In the second series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale, say quietly or think to yourself, “Calm mind.”
- In the final series of three breaths, inhale deeply and, as you exhale, say (and do) “Smile.” – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound is a traditional healing tool in many cultures in the world. Drumming, chanting or singing, bells, gongs – all produce vibrations and an internal resonance that promote beneficial changes in your brain.
This will help you reach more relaxed and harmonious states.
You can experiment with this by listening to chanting, or by chanting Om.
What other sounds are soothing? Sounds of nature (try putting on a nature sounds CD) and mediation music.