In the short term, stress takes an immediate result on the body, nevertheless, chronic stress puts your health at risk. On stressed, the body releases hormones and boosts the heart and breathing rates. This is alright if we can control stress within a definable amount of time. If stress is left unattended, then it can cause depression, anxiety, stroke, cardiac arrest, irritability, vomiting, and nausea. Moreover, it can impact our sex organs and harm our immune system, making us more vulnerable to diseases.
Yoga, massage, and physical activity can help us manage this issue. Nevertheless, there is a Japanese self-relaxation strategy which can be done anywhere in simply 5 minutes.
Each of our fingers represent a different kind of feeling and emotion, like:
- Thumb— worry and anxiety
- Index finger— fear
- Middle finger— rage and bitterness
- Ring finger— depression and melancholy
- Pinky finger— self- esteem
The idea of this approach is to balance the opposing energy forces in the body, thus you need to start by taking one finger at a time, grasping it with the other hand and wrapping every finger around it. Each finger should be held for 1 to 2 fingers, waiting until you feel the pulse. At that point you will know that it works. In order to help in the process of relaxation, you should apply small pressure on the center of the palm with the opposite thumb, holding for 1 minute. Practicing this technique daily will help your spirit become well balanced and will allow you handle stress in a much efficient way.
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