Sometimes it is really hard to relax! It can feel challenging to stay present in the moment, and enjoy what is happening now. Often our moods get the better of us and we end up feeling bad despite our best efforts to be calm, relaxed and happy. It just isn’t happening.
There are so many outside influences in our hectic modern day world that cause us to rush, and to feel tight and stressed. We hold tension in our muscles and bodies, many of us without really being aware of it! And so often we are in our heads worrying about the future or the past, and all this can just make us feel terrible sometimes. Grouchy, tight, tired. The energy is stuck.
Often we know the importance of relaxing, we may even take steps to relax. And sometimes all the candle lit baths and gentle, realxing walks in the world don’t make a difference, IF our minds are still busy and are bodies are still tense! Until we get into the right mind set AND begin to relax our bodies, we will stay stuck in this tight, tense feeling place.
In this short video, Leo Barbuta of Zenhabits.com talks about the art of relaxing the mind and body, and tells us how we can use his technique to release stress and feel better in just 5 minutes.
Click the video above to listen to Leo, and ENJOY!