Stressed? It happens. But an hour spent zoning out in Downward Dog isn’t always doable. Next time you need a quick breather, try these easy calming tricks at home or on the go.
First, prepare a comfy meditation space. Light a candle and position it about 20 inches from eye level while maintaining a proper upright posture. Then, simply focus all your attention on the candle. This technique works particularly well for people who find it easier to concentrate on a physical thing rather than a mantra.
Lavender is known for its ability to release nervous tension and aid in sleep. Next time you’re feeling anxious, grab a bottle of this popular oil and rub a drop or two on the base of your neck and inner wrists. The relaxing scent will lower your pulse rate and help you naturally wind down.
Whether your thing is listening to ocean waves or flowing through a guided meditation, there’s a (free) app for that. The best part? You can choose where and when to chill out. Try it on your lunch break during especially crazy workweeks. Your sanity will thank you.
By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer
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