An Absolutely Free Way to De-Stress and Unwind

Sometimes after work, your brain is cramping and the world seems especially bleak. You just want to collapse on your bed and sink into it forever. You find it difficult to relax and unwind. I’ve been there! Many of us have! It’s very important to have a reservoir of tools that can help you de-stress and chill out. Things like yoga, meditation, a hot bath, workouts, and so forth. But what if you want to do next to nothing to get there? I have a solution that I discovered by accident!

Have you ever heard of your Third Eye? I’m no mystic or anything of the sort, but I do believe in certain places of our bodies being able to manipulate our mind and other areas of the body. Such as Reflexology, where putting pressure on certain parts of your feet can help de-stress or alleviate pain in other body parts. It’s a little above the brow, in the middle of your forehead. During a yoga session, I was doing a child’s pose with my forehead to the mat. The instructor told us to move about gently, doing what felt right. So I did. And I discovered a wonderful sensation that instantly calmed me down and lowered my stress. Follow these steps to find a little slice of bliss:

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1. Kneel on a yoga mat, a carpet–something soft and padded.

2. Allow your body to gently bend forward, place your forehead on the mat, and close your eyes.

3. Start to tilt your head side to side very slowly, like a massaging motion.

4. Continue to do so until you feel your stress, tension, and nerves start to peel away. 

5. Stay here as long as you’d like.

Yep. It’s really that simple. A FREE way to de-stress? No therapy? No gym membership? No paid class? It’s true! And you can do this for as long as you want! Sometimes you don’t want to go through an entire yoga session, so use this instead. Self-love is incredibly important. You can do this for 30 seconds or 5 minutes. Treat your body to what it needs. Use this technique to stay hungry and fit!

 

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