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Become More Relaxed In A Day For Dummies


Become More Relaxed In A Day For Dummies


In A Day For Dummies 1. Aufl.

von: Shamash Alidina

2,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 23.05.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781118380390
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 72

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Discover how relaxation can help you reduce stress and calm your mind Become More Relaxed In a Day introduces you to a range of relaxation techniques and exercises that can help you to keep your life in balance, and stop stress from taking over. Designed to contain a day’s reading, this handy guide helps you to discover the benefits of relaxation for your mind, body and spirit. Open the book and find: How to make relaxation a part of your daily routine Top tips for using exercise to help you relax Advice on using massage and self-massage to help you relax Ways to ensure you have time and space to relax at home Guidance on maintaining your work-life balance
Introduction 1 What You Can Do In A Day 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Chapter 1: Discovering Relaxation 5 Understanding Relaxation 5 Discovering the relaxation response 7 Considering different dimensions of relaxation 10 Looking at the main ways to relax 11 Body techniques 12 Mind techniques 12 Spirit techniques 12 Appreciating relaxation as mind–body medicine 13 Having fun with relaxation 14 Discovering the Benefits of Relaxation 15 Effects of relaxation on your body 15 Effects of relaxation on your mind and emotions 15 Effects of relaxation on your behaviour 16 Uplifting your spirit with relaxation 16 Letting Relaxation into Your Life 17 Clarifying where you’re starting from 17 Overcoming resistance to relaxation 18 Starting to use relaxation techniques and activities 19 Building relaxation into your daily life 20 Chapter 2: Trying Different Relaxation Techniques 23 Seeing how Exercise Leads to Relaxation 24 Meeting the benefits of exercise 24 Knowing when NOT to exercise 25 Finding the Right Exercise Routine for You 26 Working out how much to exercise 26 Staying motivated 27 Discovering Some Popular Exercises 29 Walking works wonders 29 Running for exercise 30 Going swimming 32 Enjoying cycling 33 Starting dancing 33 Discovering Massage 34 Choosing a massage therapist 35 Discovering popular types of massage for relaxation 36 Exploring Self-Massage to Relax Your Body 38 Understanding the principles of self-massage 38 Practising different techniques for different parts of your body 39 Shoulders 39 Abdomen 40 Hands 40 Face 41 Feet 42 Integrating self-massage into your daily routine 43 Using Your Senses to Relax 44 Choosing the right approach for your stress 45 Serene sights 45 Calming scents 46 Relaxing tastes 47 Soothing touch 47 Listening to chill out 48 Moving for rest and rejuvenation 48 Chapter 3: Everyday Relaxation 49 Finding Relaxation at Home 49 Creating your space for relaxation 50 Getting organised at home to unwind 50 Gardening for relaxation 52 Cooking your way to relaxation 53 Getting a pet to help you relax 54 Enjoying a relaxing bath 55 Balancing the Demands of Work 56 Developing a work–life balance 57 Setting your priorities and perspectives 59 Developing Gratitude 61 Learning the benefits of being grateful 61 Finding ways to be grateful 63 Using a gratitude journal to feel more relaxed 64 Chapter 4: Where to Go from Here 67 The Benefits of Relaxation 67 Visiting dummies.com 68

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