Relaxation techniques can reduce the stress symptoms that exacerbate your tinnitus levels. Exploring relaxation techniques that you can do on your own will help you enjoy a better quality of life.
During our daily life, we all deal with various challenges and hassles that cause adverse affects on our minds and bodies. Relaxation techniques can help reduce this wear and tear.
Learning basic relaxation techniques is easy. You should experiment with various techniques to find the ones that work best for you.
Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:
- Slowing your heart rate
- Slowing your breathing rate
- Lowering blood pressure
Relaxation techniques are usually designed to refocus your attention to something calming to your mind while increasing awareness of your body. There are many techniques to choose from. Experiment with various techniques to find one or two that work best for you. When you find the ones you like, you should practice daily to sustain the benefits of reduced stress. Make it part of your routine.
There are several main types of relaxation techniques, including:
Autogenic relaxation is done by focusing on something that comes from within.
You could repeat words or suggestions in your mind or imagine a peaceful place to help you relax. Then you might focus on controlled breathing or relaxing various parts of your body, such as relaxing your arms or legs one at a time.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Start by slowing tensing and relaxing the muscles in your toes and progressively work your way up to your neck and head. Tense your muscles for at least five seconds and then relax for 30 seconds, and repeat. Your focus should be on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a peaceful, calming place. This could be a favorite vacation spot or a picture in a travel brochure. During this visualization, try to use as many senses as you can. If you imagine relaxing on the beach, for instance, think about such things as the smell of salt water, the sound of crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your body.
In addition to these techniques, you might also consider Yoga, listening to music, exercise, meditation or a massage.