Posts Tagged ‘nervous system’
Way 11: Aromatherapy
Essential oils affect hormone secretion and your thoughts. For inner calm, choose chamomile, pine, lavender or marjoram.
Way 12 : Green Day
Exposing yourself to a natural environment is perfect for inducing calm. No time to get out of the city? Then potter around in the garden. No garden? Then tend to your houseplants. It’s the interaction with nature that is the key.
Way 13 : Chinese Qi Gong
Related to tai chi, qi gong (“energy breathing”) is an ancient Chinese exercise, combining rhythmic breathing with gentle movements, mental focus and inner stillness. Very little physical activity is involved-meaning you need little space, time or strength to reap the benefits. Read the rest of this entry »
Way 6: Let There Be Light
Daylight regulates our bio-rhythm, and is responsible for our psychological equilibrium. If you spend all day in an office and finish late, you could be denying yourself calming, healing light. Get out at lunchtime, and take long walks on weekends to increase your light quota.
Way 7: Balancing Your Brain
Developing your intuition helps you achieve inner harmony by balancing the right and left sides of your brain, using it productively is essential in keeping you rooted and bringing you a sense of calm.
Make creative ideas work, follows your hunches, and actively use visualization and meditation methods —these will all help you connect with your intuitive source. Read the rest of this entry »
Way 1 : Expand Your Vision
Find a point opposite you, just above eye-level, and keeping your eyes on that point, begin to slowly broaden your field of vision to notice more of what’s on either side of that point, so that, eventually, you’re paying attention to what’s visible in the corners of your eyes.
You should begin to feel your breathing moving lower in your chest, slowing down, becoming deeper. You’ll also feel your facial muscles relaxing. This “peripheral vision” technique activates a part of the nervous system that restores inner calm.
Way 2: Healthy Meal
Complex carbohydrates — whole-wheat, cereals and rye — produce serotonin in the body, which has a effect on the brain’s chemistry. Vitamin B6 is also essential in serotonin production, so eat B6-rich foods — bananas, raisins and sweet potatoes — regularly to give your body the necessary fuel to help soothe you the nutritional way. Read the rest of this entry »