Your holiday gift
6 Key Ways to Lower your Cortisol (stress hormone) and Maybe Save your Life!
Move your body
However it works for you, just do it! Some ideas that almost everyone can do: Shake and bounce your body! Great if you have a trampoline, but you can do it Walk or jump around outdoors for added bonus of fresh air, sunshine, and nature, not to mention relief for your eyeballs!
Dance! If you need intense because you are stuck in your desk work and have been operating brain more than bod, then a quick freeflow dance session to your favorite tunes could do the trick.
HIIT workouts for the non-dancers are popular. You can find them all on Youtube. No equipment required. Just choose your level and the length and get moving!
Swim! – At least in BC, pools are not checking for vaccination status and are open while gyms are either checking status or (like they are now for the extended holiday period) they are closed. Check the regs in your area; You may be pleasantly surprised.
Whatever style you want (classical, nature sounds, type in your music app with the word ‘relaxation’and it will give you music proven the calm you –including frequencies proven to reduce your cortisol
By far, without a doubt, solidly researched—THE MOST IMPRESSIVE RESULTS for reducing cortisol .You can do it yourself, anywhere, anytime. Check outEFT tab at Natureswaymassage.ca
In yogi terms the word for breath is PRANA and it also means LIFE! What’s more, in the research, slow, low in the body (belly) breathing in through the nose and slowly breathing out through the mouth is a surefire way to reduce stress. It may not be quite as effective as EFTtapping BUT it is very simple and definitely can be done anywhere anytime too.Unlike tapping, which may take a little practice before it becomes automatic, people have grown up with breathing, so it is more accessible to everyone.Even being AWARE of breathing will cause you to change it, slowing and deepening your movements. It’sjust a matter of -remembering to do it!.
If you haven’t tried this ITS A MUST for anyone! You can find free classes online (I use Youtube) and do it in your PJs on the floor of your living room with pillows and blankets on the floor. It’s basically hanging out and breathing (bonus) in comfie poses, with adaptations depending on your level of flexibility, which allows you to open up the stiff and sore muscles andjointsof your body. This is great whether you’ve been sitting at a desk too long or tearing up the slopes or trails too much. Guaranteed, this will leave you feeling happy, peaceful and relaxed as a kitten.
Saving the best to last, this is by far the most passive and enjoyable. Leave your relaxation up to the pros and enjoy the apres massage bliss for days afterwards. If you’re on West Coast BC,Nature’s WayHolistic Health offers whatever you need for your relaxation, including combos with EFT.