When we wait at appointments, it sometimes increases stress. Every day we must wait, compete, interrupt, and deal with people around us. All the lively issues we face make us stressful by the end of the day. In addition, the world is moving fast forcing us to move fast along with it. Each day we wake, we must prepare for work, work, and come home to work some more. Let’s face it; we live in a high-demanding, stressful world.
Some of us can deal with high-volumes of stress, yet the majority, find it difficult to cope. WE live our lives worrying about money, children, marriage, relationships, work, etc. Nothing seems to bring in relief. What can you do?
What can you do, it’s called yoga.
Before you consider yoga, let’s think about the symptoms that emerge from stress. The warning signsstart early and stretch to mental/emotional and physical conditions. The level of stress is apparently shown, since the ultimate action shows in our behaviors. When our behaviors start showing signs of stress, it is time to take action. Actually, when the warning signs start it is time to take action.
During the day, you may notice symptoms, including irritability. Irritability will expand to edginess, and finally
you are uptight, snapping at your loved ones. You are stressed. This means it is time to take action. The heels are the start of stress, yet the ultimate area of the body that receives the stress is the back, neck, shoulders, etc. With this in mind, we can consider back releases to help you release your stress.
Back releases help your back to remain flexible, while opening your chest, and vitalizing you through energy increase.
How to release the back
Stand straight up with your feet together and pointing forward. Make sure that you are standing in front of a solid, stable surface. You will need to use the surface to balance yourself. Next, place the palm of your hands on the surface while leaning in. Your chest should be out, your head back, and your legs standing backwards with your back tucked in. Once you are in position (Right angle) on the opposite side, breathe in. Next, keep the arms straight as you bring in your hips and lean forward the surface for support and lifting your head at the same time. Raise the heels from the floor, while your legs are straight. Now you can move in your tailbone. Continuing move the shoulders toward the floor, while lifting the chest. Breathe out, then look up at the sky, ceiling, etc, and hold your position up to five or eight counts. Once you are in position, breathe out again and return your position back to the right angle. Now focus on points of your body.
For instance, the shoulders should move back and then downward before you use the head to look up. If you feel pain in the neck area, you should not continue to look upward, rather permit your actions to become liquefied.
Now let’s yoga...WE can finish with the simple leg cross-position. Sit on the floor with your posture straight. Relax the stomach muscles without making the back feel rigid. Once you are seated cross the legs. (Indian Style) Your feet should be on the floor, and just beneath the knees. Make sure the trunk, head, neck, and knees are in alignment. Palm down; place your hands on your knees. Now, clear your mind, devoid of any thought for a moment. Once your mind is clear focus on an object around the room...Continue to focus on that object and allow it to communicate with you. Continue until you feel the stress release. The benefits of exercise are well known especially the positive affect that it has on the health of your heart. Through exercise you will lower your weight, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure. This will all result in less work on your heart and if you already are having heart problems, exercise can help keep your heart beat regulated and expand your blood vessels.
According to physicians a regular exercise regimen is one of the best things that you can do to ensure that your heart stays healthy. If you have not been active, don't rush into it. Just start out walking a few minutes and increase it gradually, you will be surprised at how quickly you will gain strength and endurance. Don't overdo it when you first get started. Starting out slow will help condition your heart and give you the encouragement to increase the amount and intensity of your exercise.
A great form of exercise for adults and children alike to consider is the practice of Yoga. Yoga is very low impact and focuses on breathing and relaxation methods. One of the great things about yoga is that any one of any size or age can start doing Yoga and make an impact on their health. When you add in the relaxation methods used in yoga practice you can bring down your blood pressure and relieve stress that is harmful to your heart.
The practice of Yoga been proven to be effective in relieving stress, calming nerves, and promoting heart health. This is why many fitness clubs now have begun to have long offer yoga classes with certified trainers that will help beginners learn to practice yoga safely. Yoga practice urges you to listen to your body and build up to working to your full capacity. Special needs can be discussed with the trainer and routines custom-made to fit your body.
It doesn't matter which exercise you start with, what's important is to make it a regular part of your daily routine. Walking is possibly the easiest and least expensive way to start exercising and just about anyone can do it. Be sure to buy a good pair of walking shoes to protect you feet and you're all set.
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