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Relaxation tip– Eyes

 

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Your eyes do a lot for you everyday, so try giving them a rest every day by doing relaxing eyeball exercises. With open or closed eyes, roll your eye-balls around in their sockets by looking right, left, up, and down.

Comfort tired eyes with compresses: Use cold, sliced cucumber rounds, spoons you’ve let chill in the freezer, frozen gel masks, or even a hot washcloth. Compresses are especially nice after a good cry or to soothe allergies.

Image and quote from Lynn Gordon’s “52 Relaxing Rituals

The holidays are coming…are you ready?

Did that statement just stress you out? I hope not, but it’s likely that we’ll all feel a little frazzled for the next few weeks.

If you’re too busy to schedule a massage for yourself, or to practice some yoga, you might still be able to find a little relief with a simple yet powerful breathing exercise, Alternate Nostril Breathing. The instructions are pretty much right there in the name: you inhale first through the left nostril (while blocking the right nostril with your thumb) and then exhale out through the right (blocking the left nostril with your ring finger. Then reverse by inhaling through the right and exhaling through the left. It helps to slow the breathing, causing us to become more mindful and relaxed, and induces a wonderful feeling of calm and clarity.

More info can be found here: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2598