Best Stress Relief Activities
Are your goals and dreams stressing you out? Taking too long to become reality? Then these breathing exercises will be the best stress relief activities for you – they’ll literally breathe life into goals and dreams.
Breathing exercises make the difference because they add ritual and the power of your breath to your visualization.
Yoga (along with Reiki and other modalities I’ve studied) has long talked about how your breath connects you to spirit.
I was given a marvelous gift this week – a 100 year old book called Your Invisible Power by Genevieve Behrend.
Ms. Behrend takes you by the hand, leading you through specific breathing exercises to shift your energy, followed by a visualization exercise. I’ve included the link here, so you can also read this great book in it’s entirety.Here it is:
“CHAPTER 6 ‐ Suggestions for Making Your Mental Picture
Perhaps you want to feel that you’ve lived to some purpose. You want to be contented and happy; you feel that good health and a successful business would give you contentment.
After you have decided once and for all that this is what you want, you proceed to picture yourself healthy, and your business just as great a success as you can naturally conceive it growing into.
The best times for making your definite picture are just before breakfast, and again, before retiring at night. As it is necessary to give yourself plenty of time, it may be necessary to rise earlier than you usually do.
Go into a room where you will not be disturbed, meditate for a few moments upon the practical working of the law of visualizing, and ask yourself, “How did the things about me first come into existence? How can I get more quicklyin touch with my invisible supply?”
Someone felt that comfort would be better expressed and experienced by sitting on a chair than on the floor. So the very beginning of a chair was the desire to be at ease. With this came the picture of some sort of a chair.
The same principle applies to the hat and the clothes you wear. Go carefully into the thought of the principle back of the thing. Establish it as a personal experience; make it a fact to your consciousness.
Then open a window, take about ten deep breaths, and during the time draw a large imaginary circle of light around you.
As you inhale—keeping yourself in the center of this circle of light-—see great rays of light coming from the circle and entering your body at all points, centralizing itself at your solar plexus.
Hold the breath a few moments at this central point of your body—the solar plexus— then slowly exhale.
As you do this, mentally see imaginary rays, or sprays, of light going up through the body, and down and out through feet. Mentally spray your entire body with this imaginary light.
When you have finished the breathing exercises, sit in a comfortable upright chair and mentally know there is but one Life, one Substance, and this Life Substance of the Universe is finding pleasure in self-recognition in you.
Repeat some affirmation of this kind, until you feel the truth and stimulating reality of the words that you are affirming.
Then begin your picture.
If you are thorough in this, you will find yourself in the deep consciousness beneath the surface of your own thought power.
Whether your desire is for a state of consciousness, or a possession, large or small, begin at the beginning.
If you want a house, begin by seeing yourself in the kind of house you desire. Go all through it, taking careful note of the rooms, where the windows are situated, and such other details as help you to feel the reality of your picture.
You might change some of the furniture about and look into some of the mirrors just to see how healthy, wealthy, and happy you look. Go over your picture again and again, until you feel the reality of it, then write it all down just as you have seen it, with the feeling that:
“The best there is, is mine. There is no limit to me, because my mind is a center of divine operation,” and your picture is as certain to come true, in your physical world, as the sun is to shine.”
Pick up your free copy here: http://GetYourInvisiblePower.com
Hope you enjoyed this article on best stress relief activities! And please drop me a line, let me know if this has been helpful! Have a great day!
In Light, Alexandria