Relaxation techniques: How to relax with Luxury Water
Everyone needs time to relax but it can sometimes be difficult to unwind. Here are some tips to help you let go and relax.
First, find a place that relaxes you. This could be a room in your house or it could be your local park or woodland. Taking walks or cycling in green spaces has been shown to have a positive impact on people’s mental health. Exercising in green spaces is believed to be more beneficial for body and mind compared to in an indoor space.
If you don’t have access to a green space you can make a room at home your sanctuary. Scents like Lavender and Jasmine can calm and relieve tension. Use a diffuser, oil burner or scented candles to fill your chosen room with soothing scents.
Music is an easy to use tool to aid relaxation. Whereas faster music can aid concentration, a slower tempo is better for relaxation. A tempo of 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronise with the beat, which creates alpha brainwaves. These type of brainwaves are present when we are relaxed. The sounds of nature such as rain or whale music can also be soothing. The key is to experiment and find music that works for you.
Meditation is a good way to help ease anxiety. Sit down, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Sitting up straight will allow you to breathe more deeply. You can do this for 5 minutes or 40, take as long as you need or time will permit. It may be difficult at first to ignore distracting thoughts but if you keep practising, it will become easier. Practising Yoga can also aid in relaxation and help to reduce stress. It can also be a low-impact activity so is suitable for people of most fitness levels.
Getting the right vitamins and minerals is important to combat stress and aid relaxation. Stress depletes the body of B vitamins, which are vital for keeping the brain’s neurotransmitters working properly. Nuts are a great source of B vitamins and contain potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Vitamin C is great for de-stressing as it helps to lower cortisol levels, which has a calming effect. Magnesium lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels helping you to relax. You can find this wonderful mineral in spinach and brown rice but also in BWT Magnesium Mineralized Water.
Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax in many ways. Using products that contain the calming scents of lavender and jasmine can soothe away stress. BWT Luxury Water creates more bubbles than hard water allowing you to get more enjoyment out of your relaxing soak. Stepping out of a warm bath or shower causes the body’s core temperature to drop slightly. The body recognises this as a sign to prepare itself for sleep and so you should feel more relaxed.
The effects of hard water can make cleaning stressful and time-consuming. Luxury Water removes the limescale causing minerals in the water to keep your surfaces shiny. This means less time cleaning and more time for yourself. If you are unsure of the hardness of your water, you can email us at [email protected] and request a free hard water test strip.
Follow these tips and remember that relaxation is important for your physical and mental wellbeing; it’s worth making time for.