Finally calming down

Even at moments of major excitement, there are ways to calm down and relieve inner tension. Many different techniques are available to create relaxation for the body and spirit, to help you take a deep breath. Since everyone has different preferences and options, it is worth trying out a variety of approaches until you find the one that is right for you. Below we present some of the most popular kinds.
Some of the techniques for soothing the body and soul are more accessible if you have professional guidance.  Trained coaches, specialists or physicians will also know what to pay attention to: they know how to respond to individual situations and can answer questions. Look for these people so you can set out on the right foot more effectively and successfully.

The good feeling of doing something to help yourself

It takes practice and frequent use until a relaxation technique can have the deliberate and successful effect you are looking for. At the beginning, you may have to push yourself somewhat, but you will see results after a fairly short time. Stay at it consistently: having a good feeling about helping yourself and being more balanced and calmer in your everyday life is worth the effort!

  • Meditation involves concentrating on your inner self. The body stays motionless, and meditation techniques focus on tuning out external stimuli so that instead you can focus on what is essential. Mindfulness and concentration exercises are used to help heighten the awareness of the body and steady your thinking.

  • Autogenic training is a method of self-suggestion. In doing so, you very deliberately imagine particular physical sensations, conditions and situations that are relaxing. By concentrating on these images and repeating them, you attempt to re-experience them and reach a state of physical and emotional ease.

  • Targeted breathing techniques allow you to regulate your breathing, which can cycle out of control in stressful or anxious situations. The goal is to minimise the kinds of physical strain which can occur through hectic and flat breathing in stressful situations. The focus of breathing exercises is always on concentrating on the rhythm of your breathing so as to find deep relaxation and equilibrium.

  • Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art which incorporates elements of self-defence along with meditation and exercises to improve physical constitution. The slow, fluid movements which are typical of tai chi improve the health, and when practiced for longer periods of time, they can generate a profound sense of relaxation in the body and soul.

  • This technique, which was developed by Edmund Jacobsen, involves deliberately tensing and relaxing certain muscle groups in a particular sequence. Alternating like this helps promote the blood flow to muscles while also tiring them, which creates a sense of relaxation that is not only physically noticeable but has emotional effects as well.

  • Yoga is a form of exercise that also calms your thoughts. Practicing yoga is excellent for relaxation in many ways. For one thing, it incorporates spiritual aspects that harmonise the body and soul, including a positive attitude about life. Yoga also features breathing techniques and meditation to enhance energy and equilibrium as well as many physical exercises.