6 Effective Relaxation Techniques For Anxiety
If you are scouring the internet for relaxation techniques for anxiety, chances are you are desperate to find anything to relieve the anxiety you feel right now. Been there, done that.
Anxiety attacks and panic attacks should serve as a warning sign that your mind, body and spirit are out of wack. You need some oxygen in your brain and body. Here are a few things you can do right now to re-balance your energy and feel whole again:
1.) Relaxation Techniques
Take a HOT BATH: A toxic mind (full of worry) equals a toxic body. Take a bath and add 1 cup of epsom salt and 1 cup of baking soda added to hot water. This will draw any toxins out of your body through the skin. On a spiritual level, epsom salt and baking soda absorb and clear away any negative energy that may be attached to you. If you do it in the morning, allow yourself some time to take a nap afterward. A hot bath is always excellent for relaxation and stress reduction. Soak for 20-30 with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing.
2.) Relaxation Techniques
BREATHE: As someone who has suffered horribly from anxiety attacks in the past, I know first hand that it is almost impossible to take a deep breath in the middle of the physical pain of a panic attack. But make this your focus. Breathe in deep through your nose and concentrate on filling the lower lobes of your lungs. Then blow out through your mouth, force the breath out until there is nothing left.
3.) Relaxation Techniques
Try EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique): EFT is incredibly simple and super effective. EFT is a series of taps along energy meridians throughout the face and body. Look at anxiety as trapped energy with nowhere to go. EFT breaks up this intense energy allowing you to release it. I have listed a link below in the resource box to watch some instructional EFT videos. Or you can google the phrase “emotional freedom technique” to download the free manual. If you haven’t tried EFT yet, learn it and use it. It works.
Have yourself a bonafide temper tantrum: (it’s best to do this when you are alone;). Throw yourself on your bed, kick your legs, flail around, wiggle, jiggle, punch your pillow, scream into your pillow at the top of your lungs (you get the picture). This is one of THE best relaxation techniques for stress. Sounds crazy, but it’s true. You just need to cut loose and let it go. IMPORTANT: stay on the soft bed and avoid contact with anything hard than can physically harm your head, hands, feet or body.
Channel your Anxiety into writing: Take some time to examine your fears. What is running through your mind when you have an anxiety attack? What fears trigger the anxiety? Grab a piece of paper and start writing like a maniac. Don’t judge what you are writing, just write down every thought running through your head. Take all your worries and frustrations and put them on paper. If you feel like crying, don’t hold back. Let it go. A good cry is equally as healthy as a good laugh.
Eat some raw green veggies: You need oxygen! Go grab some raw broccoli or chomp down a healthy green leaf spinach salad. Raw, green veggies will increase oxygen to your brain and body. Anxiety attacks are a sure sign you are not taking care of yourself in some way or another. It could be what you are eating. Go get some raw green food and eat it.
You may be feeling completely overwhelmed right now and can’t see your way out. This is an illusion! Your mind and emotions are creating a threat where none exists. Assure yourself right now that you are going to be ok. Say to yourself “I am safe. I am secure. I am OK.”
Give yourself a gift today…a day to fully relax. Allow the anxiety attacks you are experiencing to serve as a warning sign. You need a day to rest, eat some good food and mellow out. Go for that walk, take that bath, write down your thoughts, let go of all of those things you “think” you have to do everyday and just BE. You deserve to feel healthy and whole for yourself and your family.
If you have tried everything under the sun and still can’t find any relief, get yourself to a doctor. There may be some underlying issue causing the anxiety attacks. Get a check up as soon as you can.