Controlling your stress is something you’ve probably heard before. After all, stress contributes to a wide range of diseases and conditions. But have you ever considered that your body’s energy system might be involved in the stress you’re experiencing?
In traditional Asian medicine, a person’s health and vitality depend on the free movement of chi (also spelled qi).
As a result, health issues are inevitable if an obstruction or imbalance in the energy system has developed.
Blockages are common due to the strain and imbalance that stress causes in the body. You can do a lot to protect your energy system and reduce the negative impacts of stress. these 5 simple techniques can help you manage stress
Simple Techniques To Manage Stress
Below are tips on how to manage stress effectively
Tap Your Head and Breathe
Snap your fingers together and tap your head. Keep tapping while breathing.
Visualize the hot air exiting your head as you focus on your outgoing breath.
You should tap your crown about 30 times, and then continue forward and down, tapping your scalp along its centerline.
Now, tap your head in a circular motion.
Tap your head’s sides, back, and lower back in that order (where the head and neck meet).
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Tap Your Chest and Breathe
Take a seat, either on the floor or a chair. Hit your left chest area with a right fist, thumb side up. For about three minutes, tap your chest and the area just below your left collarbone.
Focus on the sensations in your chest as you exhale through your lips and tap. For about three minutes, alternate tapping your chest with your right and left fists. Use your hand most natural and tap along your body’s centerline. Then, bring your palms together and down your chest.
Pull your belly in and out.
Keep your feet hip-width apart, and your knees slightly bent as you stand. Put your hands where your lower belly muscles are.
Contract your abs and hold the position for a few seconds; then, when you’re ready, let go and let your belly fall. Repetition is the key, so repeat this process of pulling and releasing your stomach 100 times.
In this activity, breathing and bowel motions are not necessarily synchronized. You can improve your breathing simply by focusing on the workout at hand.
Breathe with your lower belly
You should straighten your lower back when you sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair.
Just loosen up your neck, shoulders, and hands.
Try this: put one hand on your chest and the other on your belly button.
Allow your stomach to expand as you take a deep breath in. Inhale deeply and hold your breath for a few seconds before releasing the breath out of your mouth.
Keep your hand relatively still on your chest. Focusing on the sensations in your lower abdomen, both the external movement and the inside feeling may help calm your mind and ease tension.
Let go of any stress you may feel and take deep, cleansing breaths.
When you’ve gotten used to this breathing method, you can put your hands where they won’t get in the way, such as on your knees or sides.
If at all possible, try to restrict your breathing to only your nose.
One of the best ways to clear your head and calm your nerves is to go for a walk.
Walk at a brisk, brisk pace, with greater power than normal.
Walk with your heels first and your legs as wide apart as possible while keeping your upper body upright.
You may put extra power into your steps by bending your arms and swinging them forward and back as you walk.
Optimize your performance by taking longer steps and concentrating on your feet’s soles (the part of your body furthest from your head).
Consciously contract your abdominal muscles as you walk to increase your abs, pelvic floor, and digestive system benefits.
The bottom line
There are new perspectives on stress and new ways to deal with it that can be seen by studying the tenets of traditional Asian medicine.
Applying stress management ideas such as “Water Up, Fire Down” requires first-hand experience with these principles, heightening awareness of one’s stress and energy levels.
By practicing “mindfulness,” or heightened awareness, we may take manageable daily steps toward reducing stress and protecting ourselves from its damaging effects.