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Knowingly or unknowingly we all involved in situations that cause stress. The situations can be as minor as getting stuck in traffic or emotional trauma triggered due to an unwanted event in personal life. The stressful situation is enough to pump in the hormones in your blood and increase your blood pressure, heart and breathing rate at once.

The response from the body in a stressful situation is a normal bodily reaction but the increased frequency of it may lead to a whole host of health issues such as anxiety, palpitations, ulcers, high blood pressure and various cardiovascular conditions. It is not easy to avoid these situations but you can develop a mechanism that does reduce/prevent the natural response to stress.

The anxiety levels increase with the age due to insecurity and reduced self-confidence. Elders may experience stress more than the rest of the age groups considering the increased risk of illness and isolation. Continue reading the blog to know 4 important stress relieving techniques that are exclusive for the elders.

Focused Breathing – The irony is we breathe all the time but hardly notice it. In this technique, all you have to do is focusing on breathing. Even though it sounds so simple but it requires a lot of practice to completely get rid of the stressing thoughts and only focuses on the breathing.

How to Do It?

  • Sit in a relaxing position. You can sit on a chair too but the legs should be in a crossed position.
  • Close your eyes and focus on breathing. Take long and slow inhalations and exhalations.
  • The breathing pattern should be slow and gentle and try to avoid all sorts of thoughts.

Focus on Each Part of the Body – This technique helps you to relieve any sort of stress that is concentrated on a particular body part or muscle.

How to Do It?

  • After a few deep breathes, focus on each part of your body, with a feeling of stress relieving the sensation.
  • This technique helps you to release any sort of tension that is concentrated in that particular part of the body.
  • This also helps you to increase the coordination between the body and the mind.

Sensible Imaginary – You know what a beautiful flower or a scenic view could do to your mind! The same way, imagining beautiful imaginations and the scenes will help you relieving stress.

          How to Do It?

  • Find a soothing imagery of picture that is comforting and focus your mind on it while observing it.
  • You can even listen to favourite music while observing every instrument.
  • There are various mobile applications with beautiful imagery and music collections which may help you to relieve your stress.

Meditation and Mindfulness – This is an important technique that could keep your stress at bay. Being mindfulness in the present moment has the power to reduce all your sufferings. It manifests the present without a thought of past or future.

How to Do It?

  • Sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breathing while the eyes closed.
  • The thoughts may interrupt your focus but slowly hush them away while bringing your focus back on your meditation.
  • Doing this on a regular basis can work miracles for you by not only reducing the stress but also wiping out the anxiety and depression.

There are various approaches that could effectively work in order to neutralize your stress. By practising these techniques on a regular basis, you can bring down the stress levels. The state of profound relaxation is possible with these techniques and most importantly they are effective.



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