Such physical benefits of exercises as improving overall health and fighting diseases — have long been established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.
Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but anxiety disorders which affect 40 million adults, are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the U.S. The benefits of exercise may well extend beyond stress relief to improving anxiety and related disorders.
Paul Emery, a master therapist at Ananda in the Himalayas, devised a treatment – QEPR (Quantum Emotional & Physical Release) – that can provide relief from pain (physical and mental), stress and anxiety. It also helps you give up smoking, deal with anger and grief, fear and frustration, depression, emotional eating, aches, etc. Follow the next exercises to bring back happiness to your life:
1. Breath Technique
Focus on the area of your heart as you gently inhale through the nose to a slow count of 5. Then, exhale gently to a slow count of 5, and repeat. Do this for about 10 minutes, or for as long as you want. This exercise will help to calm down, balance your autonomic nervous system, improve your sleep and makes you less anxious.
2. Anchor happy and calm feelings
Take a sit and recall the moment when you were really happy and calm. Focus on the memory, on the details and colors. Make sure that even the sounds in your memory are loud, and the feelings are bright and colorful. Imagine that this warm color runs through your all body, from top of your head to the tip of your toes. When you feel those warm, positive feelings rushing through your body squeeze the thumb and middle finger together. Take a look around the room and clear your mind. Press the middle finger and a thumb again and you should feel warm feelings coming back. This technique will require some practice. But once you master the skill it will be easier to bring warm feelings back again and again.
3. Anger Release secret
First of all think about what made you really angry. Then relax the bottom jaw, and with open relaxed hands push down on the side end of the little finger of either hand with a forefinger and middle finger of the opposite relaxed and open hand. If you try to get angry now – you won’t manage.
4. New Beh Gen
It is recommended to do this exercises in the morning and in the evening, and the changes will not make you wait. Have a sit and close your eyes. Imagine yourself exactly how you would like to be in some stressful situations – calm , healthier, confident. Make sure it is the best image of yourself, the one that you are trying to achieve. Make this image big, clear and colorful. If there is something you need to change – do it now. When the image is totally satisfactory for you, imagine a movie going on with this new image of you. Embrace your feelings and emotions watching the scenes. When you are done, go back to the first image and look again if you would like to change something or add. This new image is new you, and you are trying it out, like a new outfit.
5. Tap out stress
This is one of the most powerful technique to release stress out of your mind and body. Think of the specific problem that truly bothers you. And now tap the following points for 10 times each, following the same sequence.:
Beginning of your eyebrow – next to the bridge of your nose
Under your eye pupil – on the edge of the eye socket
Under your arm pit about 10 cms – level with your bra strap if you are a woman
Under your collarbone – that soft indentation next to your breastbone
Side of your index finger – next to the end of the nail facing you
Under your collarbone again
Side of your little finger – next to the end of the nail facing you
Under your collarbone again
Then, think about your problem and notice what has changed. Keep repeating the sequence until you feel better.
6. Affirmational havening
The technique is based on neuroscience and is aimed to boost your mood and the hormone of happiness – serotonin. Take a sit and think about something positive, that you would like to experience more. Name it with one word, like – happy, calm, confident. Connect with your positive emotion and place both hands on top of each opposite shoulder.Then, whilst chanting your chosen word, gently and comfortingly, stroke from the top of your shoulders to your elbows. Keep repeating this as you recite your word for a couple of minutes.
Fill your life with positive energy and emotions.
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