De-stress

Think “Om Shanti Shanti” is for new age gurus? Think again. Stress hurts. Chronic stress damages immunity and wreaks havoc on your adrenal glands. Unstress every day with meditation, rest, quiet time, and adequate sleep.

THE DE-STRESS LIST

 Handpicked. From education to self-care solutions.

 

01.  Keep calm and carry on for the sake of your long-term health

Reacting positively to stressful situations may play a key role in long-term health, according to researchers. Adults who fail to maintain positive moods such as cheerfulness or calm when faced with the minor stressors of everyday life appear to have elevated levels of inflammation.

via Science Daily 


02.  Childhood, disrupted

Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults.

via Aeon →


03.  Childhood stress may prime pump for chronic disease later

A study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that emotional distress during childhood — even in the absence of high stress during adult years — can increase the risk of developing heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes in adulthood.

via NPR →


04.  Bacteria implicated in stress-related heart attacks

Stress hormones break up bacterial biofilms, potentially dispersing plaque deposits into the bloodstream.

via Nature →


05.  Alzheimer’s and stress: A new study reaffirms the link

It is chronic stress — the ongoing, unrelenting stress you might experience in, say, a difficult job or living situation — that's the culprit.

via Next Avenue →


06.  Top 10 tips to reduce stress

It may be impossible to avoid stress entirely, but we can learn to cope with it when it arrives… Check out these tips from wellness experts.

via Live to 110 →


07.  Why some people respond to stress by falling asleep

You can be driven to sleep simply by having a lot of emotional memories to process…

via The Atlantic →


08.  106 Destress playlists

We’ve tested out some of these tracks and feeling a bit calmer…

via 8Tracks→


09.  Turns out sound healing can be actually, well, healing

A cynic’s revelation on sound healing for relaxation.

via QZ →


10.  Tibetan healing sounds

11 hours of Tibetan bowls for meditation, calming, healing

via YogaYak →


11.  The harmonic destiny of healing

Watch the video to hear more about role of meditation, stress reduction and sound for healing

via Mitchell Gaynor →


12.  Biofeedback therapy: A proven treatment for 16+ medical conditions

Various forms of biofeedback therapy — performed using certain muscle relaxation, breath and mental exercises — are now being proven in numerous studies to treat more than a dozen health conditions.

via Dr. Axe →


13.  A study says eating pickles could help you feel less anxious

Researchers at William & Mary and the University of Maryland say that they found a connection between eating pickled foods and feeling less anxious.

via Grubstreet →


14.  Are you getting enough vitamins of the air? The lowdown on ions, air ionizers and salt lamps

Negative ions are the invisible forces of awesomeness that we inhale ocean-side, in the mountains and at waterfalls. When they hit your bloodstream, they are like sweet nectar, producing biochemical reactions that help your mood, stress levels and positively impact your sleep. 

via Art of Wellbeing →


15.  Study: Flotation therapy alleviates stress, anxiety, depression, and more

The goal of flotation therapy is sensory isolation, removing the mind from the bombardment of stressful stimuli that we face on a daily basis by plunging it into deep relaxation and meditation. 

via reset.me →


16.  The buoyant mind

What happens when our mind is deprived of all sensation? Travel into the mind's eye when you are placed into a flotation tank.

via Spencer Showalter →


17.  “Forest bathing”: Stress-reducer, immune-booster, and artistic inspiration

Research into Japanese “forest bathing” offers a new and interesting take on the conventional wisdom that exposure to nature reduces stress. The term “forest bathing” is the translation of a Japanese term, Shinrin-yoku, which refers to spending time in forests to reduce stress.

via Big Think →


18.  Book readers live longer lives, according to new study from Yale University

People who read books (but not so much magazines and newspapers) live two years longer, on average, than those who don’t read at all.

via Open Culture →


19.  Why meditate? 

One minute with the Dalai Lama. 

via Insights →


20.  One moment meditation

Yes, you have time for meditation. How to meditate in a moment.

via Martin Boroson →


21.  How to de-stress in 30 seconds or less with micro-meditation

Sure, we know that taking some time to relax can do wonders for our health, but it’s not easy to find openings in our busy schedules to actually do it. Well, that’s where micro-meditation comes to play, a new trend that’s getting some serious buzz.

via Stylecaster →


22.  3 deep breathing exercises to reduce stress & anxiety

This video teaches 3 easy deep breathing exercises I've been using a lot to help calm and relax.

via Meghan Livingstone →


23.  Stress-relieving self hand massage

Take stress relief into your own hands with tips from this video. 

via Zil Naik →


24.  Yoga poses for relieving stress and anxiety

Practicing yoga is one guaranteed way of relieving stress. Some of the stress relief techniques, deep breathing exercises taught as part of yoga training are excellent ways of dealing with anxiety and stress. 

via Yoga House →


25.  Deepak Chopra’s top 8 meditation tips

Deepak and Oprah talk meditation on Super Soul Sunday. 

via OWN →


25.  What is the secret to enlightenment?

Deepak Chopra explains that the cause of suffering is not knowing who you really are. The cure is to wake up to your true self.

via The Chopra Well →


27.  Eliminate negative thoughts

The origin of negative thinking and how to eliminate it forever.

via Actualized.org →


28.  How to change your frequency to change your reality

When you change your personal energy frequency you literally start to change your life.

via Awesome Fest →


29.  15 things you should give up to be happy

We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore.

via Purpose Fairy →