Try Yoga or Meditation

Yoga and meditation are two practices hailed as gold standards in relaxation. Stress can trigger our fight or flight response, resulting in increased blood pressure, heart rate, and more cortisol and adrenaline secretion. Meditation and yoga can help to combat this, as they activate the body’s relaxation response - which gives us hormones such as serotonin and endorphins.

Practising yoga at home is a beginner-friendly way to ease yourself into a regular practice. Try not to worry if you don’t reach an enlightened state of mind during your first session; learning how to switch off your mind and focus on yourself is something that must be learned gradually.

Adapt as You Go

Our daily lives have changed drastically in recent years, creating different kinds of stress, and limiting our options for down time. Recent times have blurred boundaries we had in place, with situations out of our control causing additional stress and anxiety. Now more than ever, it’s important to take time out for our own wellness.

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