Feeling stress is a natural reaction in the body, that feeling of fight of flight. However the body is designed to deal with the danger and then reset. In the modern world we live in though, we rarely get the time to properly destress, and so the stress builds and builds. It is really important to take the time to help the body reset. Here are some really simple exercises you can do that take just a few minutes.
Try them out and find out which one works best for you.
Firstly is the rescue breath. This is a deep breathing exercise to help you restore calm. It helps calm the mind and slow the heart rate. It is great to use in the moment.
Then there is the reset ritual, to help you release tension and give you a boost. You will feel relaxed and energised.
Thirdly is Tactical Breathing, which is a technique, taught to the military and emergency services, and another easy method of calming the parasympathetic nervous system.
Lastly we will show you a tapping technique called Through Field Therapy (TFT). We will show you a specific series of meridian tapping points in a pattern called The Psychological Reversal Triangle (PRT), which can help calm you and reduce stress and anxiety.
It is so much easier to demonstrate them than to try and explain them so enjoy watching and have fun trying the techniques yourself.
Written by Alison Charles and Reyhana Jano