Do you need to relax?  Everybody does. At least from time to time…  Hectic lifestyles are very common. While you keep up with the exigencies of life, relaxation techniques are here to support you, so that you bounce back and feel at your very best again!

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Here’s a list of 13 relaxation techniques to aid serenity (I currently practice 8 of them daily!):

1. Breathing exercises

Deep breathing is wonderful! I practice ‘pranayama’ in the morning, which is a term used in yoga for breathing exercises.  It not only relaxes me but makes me feel more energetic while having numerous other health benefits.

2. Meditation

Meditation aids calmness of the mind.  Ever since I went for a few sessions of mindfulness meditation, I practice at home, daily.  I’m thankful to ‘live in the moment’, savouring the true joys of life!

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13 relaxation techniques to make you serene
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3. Yoga

Practice yoga at home or with a group.  It has diverse benefits.

4. Tai Chi

Tai Chi is relaxing, and you gain in other ways as well.

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5. Nature hike

A walk at the beach, a nature park or just in your lovely garden, is relaxing and invigorating.  Being surrounded by nature is mesmerizing!

6. Music therapy

Listen to the music of your choice.  Prefer joyful tunes that are soothing, calm and serene.  Avoid noisy ones while trying to loosen up. I love the sound of the river flowing.

7. Art therapy

If you enjoy drawing, painting, handicrafts or other such hobbies, then you can relax at the same time. 

8. Pet therapy

Having a furry canine friend or other pet of your choice could be a great way to de-stress yourself.  Looking at fish in an aquarium also boosts tranquility.

9. Body massage

Go for a full-body massage.  A visit to the spa could be just what you need.  If you prefer something at home, then ask someone to help you out, or self-massage the soles of your feet and apply pressure at the temples

10. Aromatherapy

You can use essential oils for massage, or else, use them with a diffuser.  Lavender is one of my favourites.

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13 relaxation techniques to make you serene
Photo courtesy Canva. 13 relaxation techniques to make you serene, Tips from Sharvi.

11. Facial

Go for a facial.  While taking care of your skin, you’ll benefit from a professional relaxing facial massage.

12. Visualization

Visualize a serene, comforting and lovable picture.  Think of nature, a blue sky, mountains, crystal-clear lake or river… It’s soothing and revitalizing.

13. Journaling

Last but not least, keeping a journal to record what you did during the day, plan and track your life goals, express gratitude and so on, use it to relax as well.  Be mindful of the blessings that you already experience.  Sit back, be content… naturally and genuinely!

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Find the most favourable activities for yourself, practice regularly and feel replenished.  Want an accountability partner?  Get together with close ones, friends or join classes.

Conclusion

Life does get stressful, at least from time to time.  You need to unwind, so choose the relaxation techniques that suit you best.  Would you like to share your experience in the comments below? If you know someone who would benefit from my post, please share it.  Thank you!!

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Resources:

Pranayama

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Aromatherapy

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19 thoughts on “13 relaxation techniques to make you serene

  1. Such a great post. I recently have been trying to find ways to reduce my stress levels. Pet Therapy has always worked in the past. However, this was a great post to offer me more ways to relax and take a breath. Great tips and what fantastic ways to unwind from such a busy world that we live in. It has definitely helped me find some other options. Thank you!

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