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Relaxation And Stress


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Relaxation And Stress

  1. 1. Relaxation and stress Kumarmahi
  2. 2. Introduction • Relaxation methods help us to deal with many kinds of stress. Since we respond to stress in a different way, we need to find our own way to relax. Stress create tension, arousal and distress, relaxation involves just the opposite, reducing tension, arousal and distress.
  3. 3. Relaxation involves • increase awareness of muscle tension • ability to control that tension • control autonomic activity such as breathing, heart rate etc.. • ability to control cognitive activity
  4. 4. Relaxation training – An overview 1. Progressive or deep muscle relaxation Helps you to let go of unnecessary muscle tension 2. Stretching or yoga Helps your body to become more flexible and relax 3. Breathing exercises Helps to quiet your mind and relax your body
  5. 5. Relaxation training – An overview.. 4. Autogenic training Focus on suggestion or image that may directed towards relaxation 5. Guided imagery Entertain a fantasy may evokes positive feelings and relaxation 6. Meditation and mindfulness With certain type of awareness, we fully attend our thoughts, feelings without judgment All the above methods are very effective and require training
  6. 6. Relaxation training – An overview.. 7. Other common methods may not require training -Sleeping – perhaps the simplest and natural way to relax you -Having sex – refresh you -Listen to music, songs etc.. -Reading, watching T.V, go for a walk -Talk to someone, socialization -Take a warm bath or shower etc.. -Enjoy nature
  7. 7. Negative way of relaxation • You may think the following methods relaxing you but it creates opposite of relaxation and has their own negative consequences. Be aware of it! -Smoking -Alcohol, drugs etc -Pornography, engage in sexual talk etc.. -coffee or some of the soft drinks
  8. 8. Relaxation techniques will be effective if.. • Taught by trained professionals • suitable to your needs and capability • when practice become our part of everyday routine
  9. 9. Now find out your suitable method and relax yourself! Thank you For more resources Please visit my blog
  10. 10. Now find out your suitable method and relax yourself! Thank you For more resources Please visit my blog