Blog - Holiday Stress
Dec 8, 2012
UN-WIND, DE-STRESS, AND RE-ENERGIZE
EATING FOR ENERGY
AROMATHERAPY is an ancient tradition using plant and flower oils to treat the mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy can be incorporated into your daily life with aromatic baths, vaporizing oils, and inhilations. Essential oils can help de-stress. Vanilla, nutmeg and orange have been said to calm the nerves.
SOOTHING SOUNDS can have a powerful effect on health. Sound therapy will reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and put you in a calmed state of mind. To reduce tension, relax and tune into your favorite soothing sounds (waves, birds, Gregorian Chants, whales, symphonies).
MEDITATION & YOGA can be done at home or with a professional to ensure you’re practicing correctly to get the most benefit from the simple techniques. Yoga restores the natural equilibrium of your body.
MASSAGE is integral to alleviate stress. Get a professional shiatsu massage and the firm pressure will ease the tension that has collected. Shiatsu massages also create positive energy pathways.
SLEEPING Difficulty sleeping is a key indicator you’re suffering from stress. You shouldn’t go to bed with a full stomach; however, there are certain foods that will help you sleep. Drink a glass of warm milk before going to bed, as it naturally contains tryptophan, one of the brains calming chemicals. If you decide to take sleeping aides, opt for a natural version. Passionflower, hops, and valerian root are all plant remedies that instill a sense of calm without any adverse side effects commonly associated with chemical tranquilizers. These are available at your local health food store, or already blended together in our tasty Nightly Beauty blend.
Peace of Mind, Relaxing massage oil from Origins is a great way to hit the sensory zones with peppermint and eucalyptus.
Avoid stressful situations whenever possible, they deplete your energy reserves.
Raw juices cleanse the body, try a blend of carrot and soy milk to help get your energy restored.
Vitamin B is required for the production of energy. You can get this by eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and dairy or in supplement form.
When stressed, try simple long deep breathing into your abdomen holding for 3-5 seconds with your eyes closed will release tension and increase energy
Soaking in a tub can be a therapeutic experience. Warm water eases tension and muscle fatigue. Try a salt bath once a month for a body-cleansing regime that will help you sleep deeply.