Have you experienced aches and pains while you work, or feel tired all of a sudden even before you start a project? Well, this is probably the effect of stress on your body. Most medicals experts agree that stress can be a profound influence on the decline of your normal body functions. Resulting in tight muscles, migraines, drowsiness, and many other symptoms.
Our body tends to react during times of stress; irregular breathing, sweating, aches and pains, slow metabolism and so on. Since these are all physical in nature, our instinct is to deal with it in a physical way. One method is through breathing exercises which can affect your body in a profound way. Simply speaking, these exercises controls the flow of oxygen in your body, as well as its distribution to different parts of your anatomy.
Meditation is another great way to achieve stress management, which deals more with the mental than in the physical. This is where the old adage “Mind Over Body” kicks in. Meditation allows your mind to relax and focus on a single thought and let others drift away to nothing.
Try to focus on a single thought or imagine an inanimate object.
You might notice that you will be distracted by stray thoughts that seep into your mind during the course of the exercise. When this happens, try to imagine your watching movie. Observe these thoughts as if it was nothing and let it drift away to the next one. After a while, all these stray scenes will cease then you have achieved meditation.
These ancient practices do provide solutions to your stress problems.
You can enroll for yoga classes and stretch those problems away, or go for meditation classes that will train you in freeing your mind from the problems at hand and allowing you to focus on relaxation and peace of mind.