Stress Relief Techniques

Everyone can suffer this sickness and it can come in different kinds of packages. From unhealthy relationships, too much work and home woes which do not seem to end, stress can attack a person in so many ways. The worst part of this is if the stress you feel is not taken seriously, it will eat you up and when it grows inside you it can cause you as feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, physical illness, excessive use of alcohol or drugs, social withdrawal, lapses in memory and concentration, and increased accidents and mistakes. That will not help you live healthily at all.

Now we can manage this stress problems with special help or we can do it on our own, I personally suggest you try to de-stress yourself before you seek professional help. There are these simple ways and they are listed below, feel free to read it up and try them afterwards for a stress free you.

Self medication – not a good option, if you overuse these medicines you will end up worst than before but if you know how to take the right dosage then this may be helpful to help you overcome that stress  problems. Still, natural methods are much better.

Guided imagery – as the name implies, you plant an image suggestion into your head of what you want your life to become and how you want to live your life. If you subconsciously suggest to you mind, in a guided image, that you want your whole being to be stress free then you will achieve that goal.

Self hypnosis – this is not your usual uppity hypnotism seen on TV. The real hypnosis can help you achieve a state of relaxation which in turn can kick those stress worries away. When performed correctly, self-hypnosis is a perfectly grounded and effective tool in relieving tension and reducing stress.

Meditation – this one is proven effective throughout the ages. Yoga masters use this their whole lives and they never experience the gruesome problems caused by stress. Being one with the universe and understanding your whole being through looking inside yourself is the key to a stress free life. Learn some meditation techniques and your life will be righted straight away.

Guided Imagery Steps to a Better You

It has been proven for years that guided imagery can be a powerful tool in healing the body from health issues and life stress. Producing a peaceful and relaxed mind state is one of its many results as well and our body can feel more relaxed and function a lot more positively. In guided imagery, we see or imagine the images in shown to us and it’s processed directly into our subconscious mind. Once in there, these subconscious images trigger our mind to believe those imagery and helps manifest those images into reality. That way it helps our body function in a way which helps us be more composed and at peace, a more productive individual at most.

Professionals have made videos and CD’s about guided imagery but you can do it yourself as well. With the proper knowledge and the right steps taken you can fully make use of guided imagery for your own purpose. Here are some tips on how to do that:

Focus on your end goal – if you want to heal emotionally then specifically think about that. If you want to be healthy and fit then focus on that. If you want to live a life full of purpose and abundance then keep that in mind.
Write down your guided imagery – after that you should start by focusing on y our breathing. Find your rhythm until your body relaxes; 4-6 minutes should be enough. Then imagine that desired end goal you have on your mind. Then write down that image in your mind as specific as possible, do it in the present tense like “I am as healthy as can be and living the life abundantly as possible.” Do this for 10 minutes tops. Lastly, strengthen that image in your mind and believe that its outcome will be achieved by you, encourage the image to grown inside you and after that open your eyes, 2-3 minutes of these will suffice.

After which, you can always recall that image from your mind each time you want to. To recall that guided imagery you stored in your subconscious you must have adequate time to do so. Twenty minutes of alone time and a bit of meditation will do. Always reinforce that positive imagery you have in your mind. Thinking positively like these will eventually get you that end goal you so desire.

Herbal Medicine and Conventional Medicine

Herbal Medicine has come a long way and its purpose and use is widely common nowadays. Yes there are still skeptics who believes that herbal medicine is not as effective as what most herbal medicine experts says, that it can never be able to compete with those in the medical and pharmaceutical profession, but we can all attest that this herbal remedies are true to their worth and effective as well as all natural. Better yet, these herbal medicines also help strengthen the effects of conventional medicines so there are no real arguments about these.

Herbal medicine is the use of the nature’s blessings around us to heal and aide the human body and mind by eliminating or alleviating human sufferings. As we all know, there are still a lot about our natural resources that we haven’t tapped to its full potential, instead of doing these, we humans did our own studies and made our own remedies which, if only we stayed close and studied natures gifts a little longer we would have had this herbal medicines a long time ago. Hippocrates, one of the most famous philosophers and earliest proponents of natural medicine and herbal healing, believed that humans were meant to live in harmony with nature, and that nature itself prescribed cures and antidotes for human ailments. We only have to study which plant is which so as to know which one to use as remedy to our aliments, it’s that simple.

Also, it is known and proven to be fact that natural compounds and botanicals are herbal medicines which have dramatic healing capabilities as well as therapeutic properties for health maintenance and prevention. These have been discovered ages ago! History can prove that if we only look closely to what people long ago use as their medicines when they got sick. Sadly, we deviated from this and build our own legacy, the medical sciences, not that it’s all that bad, but if we only incorporated both the natural and science made medicines, we could have gotten a long way already and have found cures to the sickness that we now have in this world.

Still, we are now today slowly going into an age of understanding and openness. The reign of the herbal medicine era is at hand and this is a joyous era for all of us. Living healthy and enjoying life to the fullest is what our well being should be soon having.

Four Must Learned Meditation Techniques

There are simple ways to master ones self and that is through meditation. And to help you learn about meditation, below are some of which you must learn of:

Deep breathing meditation – this is one of the first step you should learn when learning about meditation. To be able to control your breathing pace is a step to better controlling your inner self. It will also help you control your heart rate and your ability to take full control of your mind, setting it at peace when you want to during those stressful times, you can use the techniques outside of meditation to quickly get control in a stressful situation. The more you practice the deep-breath meditation technique the better you will get at it.

White light meditation – after you have mastered the deep breathing technique, this one should follow. Using objects projected inside your mind, example would be mind counting. You start off with number one when you breathe in, after which you focus yourself to the next number which is number two then you breathe out. You do this until you lose focus like when you break your concentration at number 12 because you thought of where you will be having dinner which is not part of your mediation ritual at all. This practice will allow you to meditate easier and also to have more focused during your meditation rituals.

Affirmation meditation – this technique will allow your mind the positive reinforcement it needs, building a positive attitude every time and overcoming those stressful negative attitudes that hinders our growth. Affirmation Meditation is a technique that allows the meditator to slowly train there own subconscious to follow a different attitude. For example, how many times a day to you say negative things like “This will never work out” or “I’m not good at this”, with affirmation meditation, you create a much positive response and you let go of those negative ones.

Walking meditation – the final and most difficult technique, with this meditation method you need to close your eyes and feel with your heart. One of the other aspects you need to consider with this technique is to focus on your body and the connection your body has with its path. For each step during the walking mediation technique, you need to feel the path and each step that you are taking. For example you need to be focusing on the feeling in your feet, your ankles, your legs, your arms and so forth. This technique will be much easier to learn if you perfect the above three techniques first.

Meditation is a learning process and can be perfected as long as you have the patience to do so. Keep these for techniques in mind and you’ll be a master at meditating in no time.

Live Your Dreams

All of us, and I mean all of us, have long ago dreamed to live the good life. To be famous, to be rich, to have a big house, to have the perfect family, to be the perfect person that we can be; we have this grandeur up in our heads when we were still young and we really believed that it could all happen. Then we woke up from our daydreaming. We woke up to the reality that the world is not that kind as we thought it would be. Still, research has shown that continuing to dream the big dream can be helpful at times, that it fuels our drive to continue striving towards our goal, if we know and understand that in order to achieve those big dreams then we must work for it.

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic. You must know your limit, if you are a farmer for example, it is okay to dream that you will someday have that big villa you wanted, but it is not usually possible that you will achieve a goal where you would be king of a country, being realistic is important.

Also, another thing would be that, you must not be put down by the people around you. If you have a definite realistic goal you know you can achieve, and then go for it. It’s just like the story about the people long ago who believed that someday there will be a man on the moon.. They were right in the end weren’t they? Even if their peers before then laughed at their silly ideas, still we human beings did achieve that was before unimaginable, because we dreamed big and we worked hard to achieve those dreams.

One other thing you should know is, when you know how to dream big, you should also know when to end those dreams. Stopping while you’re ahead that is. So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

Positive Living for a Better You

Want to live life positively? Leave your grim self behind and live life to the fullest now. Here are some tips on how to do just that:

Take action – you can never live a positive and worry free life if you just sit down and watch TV all day.  You should go out and live your life to the fullest. Talking that you want a passionate future is cheap talk as well. The best thing you should do is take action and make real those great plans you have for yourself.

Commit yourself – instead of just letting everyone else take command of your life, grab it for yourself. It is much better to know that you committed yourself into something which has failed than if you let the fear take a hold of you. If you don’t commit yourself to a cause, don’t commit to your dreams, then what is there to live for? That is not a positive way to live and your whole being would just stay stagnant. Transform those dreams into reality by acting upon them.

Each moment is important – this is always true, we live each day one moment at a time, stored in our memories. Still, it is very important that you live at the moment, the now, whatever you are doing you should know that it is perfect at that moment and you are where you should be now. Embrace the “now” that is here and stop worrying about the future or of your past.

Always be thankful – life is a blessing in itself. You are currently breathing still so that is one thing you should be thankful of. Never let yourself fall into bitterness because you think the world is unfair. That is petty talk, the world has a lot of things to offer to you if you only let it in your life. Those bad moments, they will just pass, just be appreciative of the things and the people around you. You will gain a much better perspective of life if you learn how to be thankful of it.

Be fun – enjoying life is one of the best ways to live positively. A smile here, a loud laugh there and the next thing you’ll know it the whole world is laughing with you.

You are your own master – whatever people say to you, what you should do, it is not for them to decide. You take hold of your own destiny, whatever your calling is and you know you will be good at it, grab the opportunity and take it. You are the one living your life and with that come your responsibility to care for yourself and not by others.

Energy Healing Today

You might have heard of spiritual doctors who said they heal sick persons through their own power, supernatural power, and you might think that they are either jesting or are fraud. Well be have to admit that others truly are frauds but let me tell you a simple fact, this healing power is not that absurd or unreal, people like you, yes the normal you, have the capacity to do energy healing. It is but simply the healing by enhancing the energy flow and correcting disturbances in the human aura that surrounds the body. You may do this by laying your hands on a sick person, energy healing or bioenergy therapy and biofield therapy, whatever you want to call it is rel and achievable.

As we know, this has been a common type of healing method practiced around the world by people who can sense the energy around them. You may do this as well as soon as you rediscover your potential to energy heal and when you can establish your senses to the energies surrounding you. The use of energy fields for this kind of healing implies the generation of a magnetic field strong enough to produce changes in the body without harming it, and that field should be refined enough to treat specific illness. Not all illness that is for sure but those that can be remedied easily, not only that but you yourself can manipulate your energy flow and keep yourself healthy.

Laying of hands or vibrational healing can restore a sick person back to his normal state of health, if he reacts positively to the energy healing then that is a good start and it will bring that person back to a state of health and harmony in four planes. These four planes are the physical plane, mental plane, emotional plane and spiritual plane, all of which is within us and being at peace with all these planes leads to a healthy you.

To end this, energy healing is quite real and is being practiced, it will be beneficial for everyone as well to learn this and to further ensure your bodies healthiness and furthermore even heal others as well. Not that you need be a doctor to do this, energy healing is for everyone and all.

Music and its Effect on People

Music is the language of the soul, the language of the angels and the language of the heart as well. There is no question that music can make a man be at ease or also make him be agitated. We have seen a lot of movies where war drums make warriors angrier, or trumpet horns waking up the patriotism of the soldiers, or soulful music played by religious groups which can stop even incoming tanks and armies. Music is everywhere, music can reach peoples heart, and music touches deep within us human beings.

Relaxing Music

So with that thought, it would be safe to say that listening to relaxing music (meditation music) can and will also help a person relax. In able to know yourself you must first commune with yourself, reach deep inside your heart and what better way to do so than by meditating. So how can you effectively meditate? Quite simple, through listening to relaxing music; relaxing music that soothes the soul, relaxing your senses and making you more attuned to yourself.

So where can you get these relaxing music? There are records stores which have them in their shelves, you can just ask them about it and they could suggest some relaxing music for you and your taste, this might be a little inconvenient for you if you don’t have that much time.  Another and a much simpler idea is to log on to your computer and search the web for the different relaxing music available online. Have them deliver it to your doorstep and just rest easy at home waiting for your relaxing music package to arrive. You can also listen to the samples provided online before you purchase the relaxing music of your choice, it’s safer this way, you wont have to be disappointed if you didn’t like the music because you can listen to it beforehand.

So take that easy step towards knowing your inner self now. Have your very own relaxing music on standby and whenever you feel the need to relax your mind and soul just turn the player on and play that relaxing music.

Here’s How To Be Genuinely Happy…

Sunrises make us happyGenuine Happiness Comes from Within

Life isn’t the sweetest candy. Sometimes, when I feel like the world is just too heavy, I look around and find people who continued to live fascinating and wonderful lives. And then thoughts come popping into my mind like bubbles from nowhere – “How did their life become so adorably sweet? How come they still can manage to laugh and play around despite a busy stressful life?”  Then I pause and observed for awhile… I figured out that maybe, they start to work on a place called ‘self’.

So, how does one become genuinely happy? Step 1 is to love yourself.

My theology professor once said that “loving means accepting.”  To love oneself means to accept that you are not a perfect being, but behind the imperfections must lie a great ounce of courage to be able to discover ways on how to improve your repertoire to recover from our mistakes.

Genuine happiness also pertains to contentment. When you are contented with the job you have, the way you look, with your family, your friends, the place you live in, your car, and all the things you now have – truly, you know the answer to the question “how to be genuinely happy.”

When we discover a small start somewhere from within, that small start will eventually lead to something else, and to something else. But if you keep questioning life lit it has never done you any good, you will never be able to find genuine happiness.

I believe that life is about finding out about right and wrong, trying and failing, wining and losing. These are things that happen as often as you inhale and exhale. Failure, in a person’s life has become as abundant and necessary as air. But this should not hinder us from becoming happy.

How to be genuinely happy in spite all these? I tell you… every time you exert effort to improve the quality of life and your being, whether it is cleaning up your room, helping a friend, taking care of your sick dog, fail on board exams and trying again, life gives you equivalent points for that.

Imagine life as a big score board like those which are used in the NFLs. Every time you take a step forward, you make scoring points. Wouldn’t it be nice to look at that board at the end of each game and think to yourself “Whew! I got a point today. I’m glad I gave it a shot.”, instead of looking at it all blank and murmur “Geez, I didn’t even hit a score today. I wish I had the guts to try out. We could have won!” and then walk away.

Genuine happiness isn’t about driving the hottest Formula 1 car, nor getting the employee of the year award, earning the highest 13th month pay, or beating the sales quota. Sometimes, the most sought after prizes in life doesn’t always go to the fastest, the strongest, the bravest or not even the best. So, how do you become genuinely happy?  Every one has his own definition of ‘happiness’. Happiness for a writer may mean launching as much best selling books as possible. Happiness for a basketball rookie may mean getting the rookie of the year award. Happiness for a beggar may mean a lot of money. Happiness for a business man may mean success. So, really now, how do we become genuinely happy? Simple. You don’t have to have the best things in this world. Its about doing and making the best out of every single thing. When you find yourself smiling at your own mistake and telling your self “Oh, I’ll do better next time”, you carry with you a flame of strong will power to persevere that may spread out like a brush fire. You possess a willingness to stand up again and try – that will make you a genuinely happy person.

When you learn to accept yourself and your own faults. You pass step 1 in the project “how to become genuinely happy”.For as long as you know how to accept others, you will also be accepted. For as long as you love and know how to love, you will receive love ten folds back.

Again, throw me that same question “how to become genuinely happy?”. I’ll refer you to a friend of mine who strongly quoted- “Most of us know that laughter is the best medicine to life’s aches and pain. But most of us don’t know that the best kind of laughter is laughter over self. Coz then you don’t just become happy… you become free.”

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