Being an Athletic Training major, this is super interesting to me. These are pressure points that will relax the body and physically remove stress and discomfort. Being physically relieved is the first process to becoming totally relieved.
While everyone knows that stress is bad as a general rule, this isn't just about mental health but laboratory tests are showing over and over again that stress actually affects the physical body and physiological health as well. So, given this information it makes sense that people should want to eliminate as much cortisol from their system as possible.... FULL ARTICLE…
We all know long-term stress can have terrible consequences on our bodies, ranging from heart problems and high blood pressure to pain and infertility, but very few of us know how to actually relieve stress. And while these stress relief tips and tricks won't get to the root of your problems, they definitely serve as great stress management techniques to help you get through the day!
Viparita Karani yoga pose - Legs up the wall - Encourages circulation of blood and lymph from the feet and legs. Bathes the abdomen in fresh blood, stimulating the digestive organs. Soothes the nervous system, allowing your body to shift its attention from warding off stress to daily bodily functions, including detox. Note the pillow/bolster she is using.