Stress, everyone knows it's bad for your health. It causes irritability through elevated levels of Cortisol which can lead to insomnia, weight gain and a weakened immune system. So what can you do to relax? Discover these essential tips and techniques to de-stress, chill-out and experience complete blissful relaxation with the help of gentle music and Soy Candles
To create a calm and peaceful mind you need a relaxing environment. Dim the lights, play any relaxing music you may have on a quiet setting, and place a few scented Soy candles nearby your relaxation area then ignite the wicks. For the best relaxation choose candles which contain either Lavender, Chamomile, Sage, Rose, Jasmine or any fragrance you find calming.A Breath of Fresh air
With your eyes closed to any distractions take a couple of minutes to breathe deeply. You'll bring oxygen into the deepest part of your body and inhale the natural candle vapors which have a calming peaceful effect unlike paraffin candles which contain toxins. This simple breathing technique is powerful and healing as it stills your mind while you concentrate on breathing.The Message is Massage
With the tips of your fingers, gently massage your temples, then the rest of your face and neck with small, circular movements. This acupressure technique releases tension and the build up of stress. To relax the rest of your body, start with your feet and tense them for a couple of seconds, then let go. Slowly move up your body with this technique, calf muscles, thighs, buttock, stomach, arms and shoulders. You are promoting healing and good health as well as relaxation.Focus On Calm
If thoughts are still buzzing around your head look at the Soy candles, and concentrate on their soft flames as they dip and sway. Let this become your meditation focus to help empty your mind and allow you to fully experience the peaceful calm.
Try to slow your breathing for a couple of minutes, it reduces blood pressure and anxiety. If you find this difficult, in your mind count from 1 to 10. So breathe in, think relax for 2 beats, then breathe out and think "1" for 2 beats. When you reach 10 you should feel calmer, more relaxed and able to enjoy the serene atmosphere of gentle music and beautiful scented Soy candles in the sanctuary you have created.
If you can manage to relax like this for ten minutes a couple of times a week, you can significantly reduce your risk of stress related illnesses. You'll begin to think more clearly and with better concentration. Most importantly you can discover your own Oasis of calm and methods of relaxation using Soy Candles to release the tensions and stresses of every day life.