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Huge Benefits Of Maintaining Yin-Yang Balance

Huge Benefits Of Maintaining Yin-Yang Balance

These days, many people are looking for ways to optimize their health and lead more fulfilling lives. If this is your objective, it’s important to know that learning how to maintain the yin-yang balance can help you realize your objective. Although defined broadly, the yin-yang principle incorporates the idea that every being is comprised of opposing yet complementary energies.

The feminine form of energy is referred to as yin, while the masculine form is called yang. The yin is the intuitive, emotive aspect of our nature. It strives for realization through creative endeavors. On the other hand, the yang is the aspect of our being that places primacy on analyzing, planning, and thinking. These two entities represent two parts of a whole that can never be divided. In conjunction, they represent our circle of life.

Although yin and yang work wonders when they are kept in balance, misalignment of these energies can result in a sense of inner conflict and disease. On the other hand, maintaining the yin-yang balance can result in extraordinary productivity and holistic health. Luckily, there are many ways to attain or maintain this delicate balance. A couple of ways are yoga and meditation, which are discussed below.

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1. Yoga

Yoga helps maintain the yin-yang balance. On one hand, yoga requires participants to surrender the mind to the body and connect with the physical aspect of self in an intuitive and emotive way. At the same time, yoga requires participants to think in a logical and structured manner in order to complete the physical movements with poise and precision.

In addition to balancing the yin and yang, yoga can also have a plethora of other health benefits. As noted by MayoClinic, some of these benefits include:

• stress reduction
• improved fitness
• reduced risk for chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, etc.

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If you are interested in using yoga to help balance the yin and yang, it is important to note that getting the right clothes is important. To obtain the best yoga pants available, you may want to try shopping in an online store that provides you with a wide selection to choose from. The best pants will provide comfort while also enabling you to move freely enough to perform all of the positions necessary to induce a calm state and enhance fitness.

2. Meditation

In addition to using yoga to maintain the yin-yang balance, you may find that meditation is effective in helping you realize this objective. Many expert practitioners believe that the mind is yang, meaning that this form of energy has a proclivity for rising to the head. On the other hand, the body is perceived as yin, which results in this type of energy descending to the feet. The energies must always remain connected to induce a healthy state of mind, body, and spirit.

Meditation helps with the enterprise of maintaining connectivity between the mind and body by having individuals consciously think about their physical form through activities like regulated breathing. Many people believe that meditation is the fastest and most effective way to balance yin and yang. Free Meditation notes that there is much research suggesting that meditation is an effective medium through which to reduce stress.

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The Benefits Of Balance

As noted by the EOC Institute, there are a plethora of life-optimizing benefits that will result from maintaining the yin-yang balance. Some of them include:

• Inner peace
• Reduced anxiety
• A stronger sense of identity
• Whole brain thinking (effective blending of intuition and logic)
• Enhanced intuition
• Understanding regarding your higher life purpose
• Elevated creativity
• A profound sense of fulfillment and wholeness

If you’re interested in optimizing your health, it’s important to know that maintaining yin-yang balance can help you realize your wellness objective. To make it happen, consider the value of incorporating some yoga and meditation into your health routine. In so doing, you will likely reap some (or all) of the yin-yang balance benefits outlined above.

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Good luck!

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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