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A Quick Guide to Ultimate Relaxation

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Too often, we forget how necessary it is to release negativity in order to rejuvenate our souls. We find ourselves caught up with work, school, our little ones, or keeping the household together, that we neglect our body’s natural need to unwind. Setting some time aside to relax is essential for leading a happy, healthy, and balanced life.

Try incorporating the following activities into your life to help reduce everyday stress and achieve a state of deep relaxation.

Deep breathing

Take a deep breath...maybe a few. Following specific, yet simple breathing patterns can be beneficial for those days when you are feeling overwhelmed. Try counting or extending inhales or exhales. It will help you stay focused on things that matter and push you through tougher days. This technique is convenient, as it can be done anywhere and at any time.

Meditation

When done correctly, this practice can help you feel completely at ease. Meditation aids in clearing the mind and brings about emotional stability. Sometimes it means sitting in silence, repeating a mantra, or just closing your eyes and de-cluttering your mental file-cabinet of thoughts. To experience a full immersion, you can light a candle, like our Plant Lady Candle by Let’s Put A Bird On It.

Aerobic exercise

Go on a power walk by the sea or in the mountains, dance your booty off, head to your favorite spin studio. These are all beneficial activities for both the body and the mind. Constant rhythmic movements can help you cope with stress and anxiety among other things. If you're looking for some active wear, consider these cute yet comfy leggings by Spiritual Gangster or perhaps their "You Are The Universe" hoodie for a chilly climate.

Visualization

Find a quiet spot to sit and use your own imagination and senses to create your own utopia. Picture yourself with your toes in the sand on a remote island or the smell of redwoods in an ethereal forest. Consistent practice of this relaxation technique will gradually grow your patience and abilities to face daily challenges.

Yoga

Yoga, a fusion of physical and spiritual disciplines originating from ancient India, has been all the rage and will continue to be. While practicing your flow, we recommend using our Third Eye Chakra Spray by From Molly With Love to heighten spiritual awareness and sharpen your intuition.

Aromatherapy

Aromatic plant oils and organic fragrances relax you in more ways than you can imagine. If you’re looking to take a breather, while improving your psychological or physical well being, try our Heart Chakra Spray by From Molly With Love!

Bath/Soak

Anyone seeking to clock out of daily chaos can let loose with the help of our Quartz Charged Honey Infused Bath Salt by Wild Honey Apothecary. If you haven’t tried bath salts yet, you’re in for a one-of-a-kind aromatic experience that will make you forget the world for a second.

Images via BohemianMama.com,  UYP Lifestyle, Free Thirty Three

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