3 SOPHRO Exercises to Unwind and De-Stress in Any Situation
Stress can hit us in all areas of life. From performing the same tedious task over many years, to unsettling encounters with people at work, at home or just on the street, to worries about the future. We all feel like losing it from time to time. But before your stress runs amok, give these three Sophro exercises a chance!
Wondering what Sophro, (aka Sophrology) is? It’s a therapy method which combines body and mind exercises inspired by eastern practices and western techniques. It helps us getting to know ourselves and gives us the key to progress and well-being. The exercises are for young and old. They are designed to amplify our awareness and help us on our path to happiness.
Here’s the first of the three Sophro exercises:
- KARATE KID
This is a great exercise to manage stress that comes from anger and frustration. Your karate punch can be directed at the source of your stress.
Sophrology exercise: “Karate Kid”. Duration 3 min.
Here’s the second of the three Sophro exercises:
- BREATHE OUT THE NEGATIVE
In this exercise we tense up all our muscles before relaxing them and letting go. Sometimes it’s better to just forget things that are not worth pursuing. This is a visualization which is done sitting down.
Sophrology exercise: “Breathe out the Negative”. Duration: 5 min.
Here’s the third of the three Sophro exercises:
This exercise encourages you to throw away your stress as far as you can. It’s a simple movement to help you create some much needed space for yourself.
Sophrology exercise: “Windmills”. Duration: 3 min.
You can basically use all of the above exercises for any stressful situation. Just set the intention that serves you best. Please don’t forget to assess where your stress comes from and see if you can eliminate it.
The exercises are always there for you when you need them. I personally prefer exercises that include movement since I find them more effective. But in the end, you will learn what suits you best!
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