This is a crucial point, since without a healthy mind, no treatment or diet will ever work! Choose your favourite technique of relaxation and meditation, in order to relieve stress, negative thoughts and emotional pain. All these can be a huge obstacle on your way to complete healing.
Here is a summary of some of the best stress relieving techniques:
There are many forms of meditation that you can make part of your daily routine and bring back harmony and balance to your life. Vipassana style of meditation, or Insight meditation “gives the meditator insight into the nature of reality and accurate understanding of how everything works.” (resources: www.vipassana.org , “Mindfulness in Plain English”, by Bhante Gunaratana)
Yoga is a series of traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India.The meditative practices through yoga help in achieving an emotional balance through detachment. Meditation creates conditions, where you are not affected by the happenings around you. This in turn creates a remarkable calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body.
Emotional Freedom Technique
In essence, EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture, where certain meridian points are stimulated by tapping on them with your fingertips. This addresses a new cause for emotional issues (unbalanced energy meridians). Properly done, this frequently reduces the therapeutic process from months or years down to hours or minutes. And, since emotional stress can contribute to pain, disease and physical ailments, there is often fond that EFT provides astonishing physical relief. (resources: www.emofree.com)
Mindful Communication (or Non-Violent Communication)
Mindful communication involves shifts in attention and behavior that increase your understanding of others, show respect and invite productive exchanges. By becoming sensitive to the needs and mood of the other side, communicators truly get heard.
When you stay in the moment, impasses dissolve and obstacles move. (resources: www.mindfulcommunication.com)
Tai chi chuan is an internal Chinese martial art often practiced for health reasons. It concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect of tai chi is seen as necessary in maintaining optimum health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis) and in application of the form as a soft style martial art.
Daily practice of tai chi promotes mental clarity and a healthy body, assists with balance and helps the circulation of the energy and the blood.
Qigong is the ancient art of health maintenance and healing that originated several thousand years ago in China. It embodies two principles, Qi the vital energy of the body and gong, the practice and training of the Qi. A person practices Qigong by a combination of exercises including meditation, visualization, breathing and movement. A skilled practitioner of Qigong is able to project Qi to improve the health of another person. The ultimate goal of Qigong is to improve the balance of the functions of the body. (resources: www.qigonginstitute.org)