Relaxing and breathing go hand in hand, providing that you are breathing properly.
If you remember how you used to breathe as a child, you will know what to do.
Infants breathe through their energy center, which is just below their naval.
The idea is to breathe using your energy center, while inhaling and exhaling with your nose, letting your breathe fall into a nice slow deep rhythmic pattern.
You should see your lower abdominal rising and falling slightly as you breathe.
This type of breathing will help you relax as it will also assist the digestive tract and immune system functioning.
Who know that breathing properly could have so many benefits? Breathing is essential for living, and when we give it our love and attention it will naturally give us good health and well being, both mentally and physically.
We all have to do things that we may not enjoy.
Perhaps you don't like doing dishes, or cleaning the house.
But, you do have to do these things from time to time, and so you can learn to enjoy them.
It will take the stress off you and you may learn to look forward to doing these things.
Maybe all it takes is a little music in the background while you do your thing around the house.
Think of it as a time where you get to practice being, instead of a time where you think.
The chores are just chores, but it's how you do what you do that makes all the difference in your day to day life.
Are you tense while you hurry around to get things done? Or are you relaxed, practicing your breathing and focused on enjoying yourself instead of immersed in thought? There are always things you can do for stress relief when you use your imagination.
The more you learn to enjoy yourself, the more relaxed you will feel.
Many people assume that meditating means sitting in a particular position for a certain amount of time.
Though it is true in some cases, it is not always the case.
You could take a meditative walk or a meditative bath or even watch the stars.
All of these things you can do for stress relief.
To meditate simply means to relax and you can do this however you wish.
Some people enjoy classical music to soothe them, or even meditation music.
There have been some great advances in technology as far as meditative audio.
You can get something called binaural beats to listen to now which will naturally change your brainwaves to an instantly relax state.
These beats are extremely helpful for those of us who really need some help getting away from thought and getting into a relaxed state fast.
Then when we are not listening to the audio, our brain will naturally have an easier time getting into a relaxed state of mind.
As you can see, there are always things you can do for stress relief.