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Christmas is less than two weeks away and with all the hustle and bustles comes a little stress. It’s important to find time for yourself and unwind. Lower your stress level and you’ll probably find you sleep better. Today I’ve asked my daughter Bridget to share a few relaxation techniques to help you unwind during this busy season.
We’re using the Brentwood Home Holistic Wellness Bundle to aid with meditation. The pretty meditation pillow provides just the right amount of height and support, which is important for your spine. The candle has an amazing, lavender scent known to enhance relaxation.
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Bridget is a new mom training to become a yoga instructor. Those of you who’ve raised children know how important it is to find relaxation techniques to help you remain patient. Couple that with the hectic holiday season and it’s imperative to learn how to relax and lower your stress.
Bridget shows the popular lotus pose sitting cross-legged on a meditation pillow. Her hands are in the gyan mudra position, with the thumb and index finger creating a circle while the rest of the fingers are straight. It’s said to aid with meditation and reduce negativity of the mind.
The next pose Bridget shares to aid with meditation is the butterfly pose. If you find it uncomfortable to sit cross-legged, this is a position you might prefer. When meditating, sit comfortably and breathe naturally. Focus on your breath and how the body moves as you inhale and exhale. Try not to let the worries of the world fill your mind (sometimes this takes practice). When you’re starting out, try meditating for 5 to 10 minutes to help you relax.
One of my favorite yoga poses is the child pose. Bridget uses the meditation pillow with this pose and she looks so comfortable. I personally love the child’s pose because it feels good on my lower back.
Doesn’t she look so peaceful? Bridget says doing yoga helps with meditation, but if it’s not something you’re comfortable doing, you can still practice relaxation techniques by quieting your mind, lighting your favorite candle, and just taking 5 to 10 minutes to re-energize.
Another relaxation technique I enjoy is going on vacation! Almost two years ago my daughters and I went to Cozumel to celebrate our birthdays. Bridget showed us the upward bow pose on the beach. This is one of my favorite photos from the trip.
What relaxation techniques do you like to practice to help you unwind and de-stress?
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