Are you stressed out much of the time? Is life moving at such a fast pace with multiple competing deadlines to meet and not enough time? Do you struggle with anxiety over the amount of multi-tasking needed at work? Wish you could reduce this stress and relax?
Is Stress Affecting Your Physical Health?
With all the challenges of life, the mounting stress may be affecting your physical health. Many illnesses are linked to stress. Some are related to heart rate and breathing. Others are affected by excessive cortisol released in our fight or flight mode. Maybe we suffer from headaches, back aches, stomach problems, or skin rashes. Medical research is finding more and more examples of illnesses brought on by stress. As Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, author of the book Meditation as Medication for the Soul, published by Radiance Publishers, says,
“Medical researchers have found that stress reduction aids the health of your body. Doctors have learned much about the release of stress hormones in the body such as adrenaline and cortisol. These are important to help activate the body for the fight-or-flight response. They are meant to circulate through the body for a short period of time to help us avoid danger. But when we are not in physical danger and these hormones are released and continue circulating through the body all day long, they can damage our body parts.”
“Prolonged exposure to these hormones can cause deterioration and malfunctioning of the various parts of our body. Over time, this wear and tear causes stress-related ailments of the heart, breathing, circulation, digestive, and other systems of the body. Dozens of ailments have been linked to a stress overload on the body. Thus, relaxation of the body is important for the maintenance of our health.”
Do You Suffer from Mental or Emotional Stress?
We may suffer mental or emotional stress. The mounting problems may lead us to experience anxiety, panic, depression, and hopelessness. We may suffer loneliness and isolation with no one with whom we can talk.
How People Reduce Stress
When people undergo stress, they often seek a solution. The popularity of going to spas has grown as a way for us to relax. Spas can be found in hotels and resorts. Others are day spas that one visits for a few hours. By spending some time in a spa, people find a way to reduce the stress on their body and mind.
How Spas Try to Reduce Stress
Most spas offer services for the body. One can take a massage. There are various types suited to each person’s preferences. Some massages apply more pressure while others are gentle. There are massages that focus on the head, neck, and back. Each type of massage offers different results.
Other services include foot and hand reflexology. By pressing on certain points, spas offer relief to different ailments in the body.
Aromatherapy offers relaxation through the effect different aromas have on our body.
Some people want to improve their skin, hair, or nails. Spas often offer facials, hair treatments, and nail services.
Often a spa has a pool where one can swim leisurely or do aqua exercises. There are often hot tubs in which the warm water helps release bodily tension. Saunas and steam rooms also offer relaxation.
Gyms and fitness centers give the body a chance to exercise. Through exercise, one can improve cardiovascular health, fitness, stamina, balance, and strength. The release of endorphins during exercise also contribute to a feel-good mood.
Many spas offer meditation techniques, Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and other methods to relax the body and mind.
The purpose of these spas is to bring relaxation. But how often do we get to a spa?
What to Do When Spas are Too Costly or You Don’t Have Enough Time to Visit One?
While spas allow one to step away from the stresses of life for a while, many people cannot avail themselves of them. Spas are often too expensive. There is often a fee to enter, and then additional costs for the various services. It also requires taking time off from our busy schedule to visit a spa. We may be able to get away from work on our lunch hour, or before or after work, but the traffic and rush to get there may undo any relaxation we feel from the spa experience. Other times, we need to get a weekend, or one week or more vacation to get to a spa. That is costly in terms of travel and hotel stays. On top of that, we are often so stressed out that it takes a few days to unwind to benefit from a spa. By the time we are totally relaxed, it is time to go home.
Is there any way to get the same benefits of a spa without the costs or travel involved, or the time limitations of spending time there?
How to Find Your Own Inner Spa
The good news is for stress-reduction, you don’t need to only visit an outer spa. There’s an inner sanctuary within that you can visit anytime to find peace and relaxation. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, in this featured article, Find Your Inner Spa through Meditation, shows you how to find natural stress relief in your inner spa of peace through meditation. By accessing this inner spa, according to Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, you can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. If you want to learn to meditate, knowing the benefits are a good motivator to spend time daily meditating. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji will show you how to access the inner spa within you for peace and relaxation. As he says in his article, Find Your Inner Spa through Meditation, “Most meditations offered at spas deal with relaxing the body and mind. But meditation on our inner spa relaxes our inner self. It provides healing waters for our inner essence. We can enter our inner retreat and bathe in the relaxing and refreshing waters of peace within. We think we’re the body and mind. Thus, we never connect with our inner self. If we did, we would awaken to peace and joy.”
You do not realize they do not have to spend any money or beg for time off from work, or undergo the difficulties of traffic or air travel to get to a spa. There is one inside of you that you can visit anytime you want. An inner spa of peace is available 24/7 by using the simple techniques to learn to meditate that Sant Rajinder Singh Ji speaks of in this article.
Can Spending Time to Meditate in Our Inner Spa Keep Us Calm at Work?
While going to a spa can reduce our stress, what happens when we return to work? How long does it take before the stress returns from conflicts at work? Wondering how to remain calm at work with all the pressures? Read this helpful article, How to Remain Calm at Work by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj that gives you tips to manage problems on your job. We know how long it takes us to unwind from our jobs when we do go to a spa. Consider how much quicker we can get into the relaxation mode if our jobs do not send our stress to heights beyond what we can deal with. What if we can learn how to stay calm during work conflicts so we would not need as much intervention to get us to a state of relaxation? Sant Rajinder Singh Ji offers practical tips in this article that we can use to deal with problems at work in a calmer, more balanced way. Meditation can offer help to deal with stress at work.
Can Meditation in Our Inner Spa Help with Emotional Stress?
Life has its ups and downs. It’s a challenge to stay emotionally calm when facing challenges. Is there any way to deal with the emotional roller coaster of life? In this inspirational video, How to Stay Calm Emotionally, given as a keynote address at Veggie Fest in Lisle, Illinois, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj shows you how to stay emotionally peaceful. Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian festivals in North America, where leading doctors, medical practitioners, and nutritionists speak about the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet. They cite benefits to physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness. However, the doctors and medical researchers also cite the role that meditation plans in stress-reduction. They feature studies on how meditation can help us stay emotionally calm.
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, in this video, How to Stay Calm Emotionally, gives helpful strategies on how to stay emotionally balanced.
How Can Meditation in Our Spa Within Help Reduce Anxiety?
People may visit a spa to reduce their stresses and anxiety from life’s difficulties. Each day, we face one crises or another. Many cause us to worry. When we do not find a solution those worries lead to anxiety. While one solution is to find relaxation in a spa, many cannot get time off to go there, or cannot afford it.
But there is another way to reduce anxiety. This video shows you how to reduce anxiety. You can do it at home, or anywhere you want. Discover How to Reduce Anxiety by this video by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.