Tap into your inner zen master

TAP INTO YOUR INNER ZEN MASTER

There’s more to stress than meets the eye. Did you know that stress has an effect on your muscles, too? There are plenty of ways to get rid of it other than yoga. Besides the good old massage your schnozzle holds and answer as well as your whole body relaxes with the scent of certain smells.

HEAD

Heart rate and blood pressure are great indicators of your stress level – almost as accurate as a red face, the shakes and steam coming out from your ears. Hot water will increase the heart rate while lowering blood pressure, mimicking the benefits of exercise (but without the cardiovascular stress). Alternating between hot and cold water, on the other hand, will increase circulation and perk you up more effectively than a triple espresso. 

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NOSE

Your schnozzle might not seem like the answer to a stressful day, but with some 40 million sensory receptors designed to carry information directly to the brain, it can have a profound impact on your physiological and emotional state. Calming or invigorating scents can have an impact on your wellbeing, as proven by a noticeably lowered heart rate. 

MUSCLES

A hot shower in the morning isn’t just a basic tenet of hygiene; the water temperature and pressure can relieve muscle tension and improve your orienting flex. This is the ability to respond immediately to different forms of stimuli. Massage a tension relieving formula deep into strained muscles to activate blood circulation and flush away built up lactic acid. 

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HEART

Heart rate and blood pressure are great indicators of your stress level – almost as accurate as a red face, the shakes and steam coming out from your ears. Hot water will increase the heart rate while lowering blood pressure, mimicking the benefits of exercise (but without the cardiovascular stress). Alternating between hot and cold water, on the other hand, will increase circulation and perk you up more effectively than a triple espresso.