Stress in your life can take a measurable price. In the short term, it takes an immediate effect on your body, but chronic stress puts your health at risk.
Researchers have found a strong relationship between chronic stress and many emotional and physical disorders, such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, nausea, vomiting, weak immune system, and many other serious diseases.
Unfortunately, stress is common in today’s lifestyles, which raises the risk of various health problems. Therefore, if you don’t find a way to manage your stress levels, it can lead to the above-mentioned health issues.
There are many ways to cope with stress. Regular exercise, meditation, music, yoga, and massages are a few. However, there’s also a Japanese self-relaxation technique, which provides amazing effects. You can practice it anywhere in less than 5 minutes.
Before discussing the details of this ancient self-relaxation technique, we have to mention that every finger does represent a different type of feeling or emotion:
- The thumb can help you treat worry and anxiety.
- The index finger can help you get rid of your fears.
- The middle finger regulates feelings of bitterness and rage.
- The ring finger can help you eliminate depression and melancholy.
- The little finger helps relieve stress and boosts your optimism and self-esteem.
Here’s what you need to do
The purpose of this technique is to create a balance of all the opposing energy forces in the body. You should grasp one finger at a time, and wrap the next finger around it. You should hold every finger for one to two fingers until you feel the pulse.
If you lightly press the center of the palm with the thumb of the other hand and hold for about 60 seconds, you can bring yourself into a deeper state of relaxation.
Practicing this self-relaxation technique daily can greatly reduce your stress and balance your spirit.
The following video will provide additional information that will help you practice this technique right: