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Meditation Monday: 40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less


There is a lot of tension, anger, resentment and stress everywhere in our world. Stress and anger definitely take a mental toll on our body, but, it takes a physical toll as well. Take a look at this infographic, which I posted in a previous post a few months ago, from positvemed.com.

what-stress-does-to-your-body

Stress throws your body into survival mode. Your body doesn’t know the difference between work stress and a lion chasing you. Stress physically affects every part of our body, including immune system and digestive system function. Under stress, your body shuts down, among other things, immune function and digestive function and pumps blood to the muscles and heart. (Because we need speed and strength to run from the lion. 🙂 )

We need to find ways to relax, but in our busy lives, relaxation is seen as a luxury. So, here are 40 ways to relax in five minutes or less, from Greatist.com.

We get it—life is stressful. Calm down in the time it takes to scroll through your Instagram feed.

Source: How to Relax: 40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less | Greatist

About Tamara Hoerner (1145 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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