Anti aging guide

Relaxation as a mental exercise for anti-aging



Relaxation as an anti-aging mental exercise

Don’t go into mental exercises stone cold. Warm up first. You can do this through relaxation exercises. It doesn’t matter what kind of relaxation you perform, whether it is a routine from a relaxation tape, from a book or your own individual form of relaxation. But you need to be relaxed to reap the full benefit of these exercises.

With the following exercises, make sure you read them through a few times and understand what you have to do. There is no point in interrupting the exercises every few minutes to read on and remind yourself what to do next.

One of the most convenient and easy relaxation exercises is the following, although some relaxation experts might not agree with this method any more.

Lie down on the floor in a quiet room with dimmed lights. You must feel comfortable and warm, be wearing loose clothing and have taken off any shoes or spectacles. Close your eyes and calm down for a few minutes.

  • Now start a series of clenching and relaxing your muscles. Start with your feet. Curl up your toes and feel the tension for a few seconds. Now let go and notice the difference. Repeat once more.
  • Press your feet strongly to the ground and feel your calf muscles tighten up. After a few seconds relax and feel the difference between the relaxation and the tension. Repeat once more.
  • Press the backs of your knees towards the floor so that your heels just rise from the floor. Feel the tension in your thighs and then let go. Repeat once more and notice the relaxation of the muscles.
  • Tighten your buttocks hard and let go after a few seconds. Always notice the difference between the clenching and the relaxed muscles. Repeat.
  • Pull in your abdomen as hard as you can. Let go and then repeat once more.
  • Make a fist as tight as you can and notice the tightness in your forearm. Let go and then repeat once more.
  • Tighten your elbows by bending them up towards the shoulder. Let go and then repeat once more.
  • Moving on to the shoulders, pull these up towards your ears, hold tight for a few seconds and let go. Repeat and feel the difference between tension and relaxation.
  • Lift your head up from the floor, hold it up for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat once more.
  • Tighten your lips and let go into a smile. Do the same with your eyes by closing your eyelids tightly and then letting go. Repeat once more.

Before you finish this relaxation session, let your mind go quickly over your body, starting from the feet, moving on to the calves, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, hands, elbows, shoulders and face. Check mentally to make sure that all these still feel relaxed and comfortable.

Now you can proceed to do the mental exercises described below. It is important to wait for a few minutes before you get up, though, because your blood pressure will be low and if you stand up suddenly you may feel dizzy.

This brain exercises are suitable for anybody over the age of 25 who is reasonably healthy. If you suffer from any form of psychiatric or psychological disease it is best to check with your doctor before you start the exercises.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - February 5, 2012 at 3:57 am