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How to Make Your Body Feel Lighter

Making your body feel lighter isn’t necessarily a means of making your body feel physically lighter (though that does come into it). Rather, when you strive to make your body feel lighter you’re striving to take away from the stresses and pains in your life (such as mental stress, and physical pains such as back pain) that, when they’re all rolled together contribute to a heavy feeling across your whole body.

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Though there are indeed numerous ways in which to make your body feel lighter, below we’ve highlighted four of the best, in no particular order:

1) Talk About Your Problems

When you talk about any problems you may currently be having that are either causing you high levels of stress or even making you fall into a depressive state (or both), the feeling of getting these issues ‘off your chest’ as it is commonly described, by means of talking about them to a professional, can make you feel instantly lighter and approach the world with much more clarity thereafter.

If you feel you need it, it’s also possible for you to be specifically treated for depression. If you decide to have depression treatment in London your schedule, and what each session will consist of will be completely new and unique to you. In order to cure an issue as deep as depression you need to do more than simply talk about your problems – you need to have a two-way conversation about them with a professional, followed by a plan being put into place in order to ensure you begin to feel better going forward.

2) Partake in Daily Exercise

Though the jury’s still out on exactly how much exercise we need each day to remain healthy, one of the greatest ways to make your body feel instantly lighter is to exercise for at least thirty minutes a day (more if you can spare the time).

Daily exercise helps us to feel lighter in two ways. First and foremost, though exercise is often the last thing you’re going to want to be doing, especially first thing in the morning, after a round of exercise, such as running in the park (for example), your body will feel so much lighter afterwards and you’ll be ecstatic with yourself that you actually did what you set out to do. Secondly, over time you’ll both lose weight, and reduce your back pain, allowing you to elevate two physical pain points in your life at once.

3) Practice Yoga

Few activities make you feel lighter, and help to alleviate back pain, more than yoga. Yoga is often described as the cure-all, as getting into a regular yoga routine is incredibly beneficial for both the body and the mind, as when you stretch out each individual part of your body you begin to relieve tension that has built up over the day, instantly making your body feel lighter and more alive.

When practising yoga make sure you always take it slowly to begin with, as nothing is going to make your body feel heavier than accidentally injuring yourself when trying to do the exact opposite.

4) Take Power Naps

There’s nothing like a power nap to re-energise yourself, removing all the heaviness of the day, and helping you to start afresh halfway through the afternoon.

If you’re like most people, chances are you wake up each day with a fair amount of energy built up while you were sleeping, but gradually as the day goes on you start to lose much of this energy, often slipping into an almost entirely unproductive state by the time the later afternoon roles around. In these situations, power napping can offer you a wide range of benefits, as it effectively allows you to recharge your batteries for a short period so you can start back up again after your nap with almost as much energy as you have in the mornings.

In conclusion, making your body feel lighter isn’t necessarily a means of making your body feel physically lighter. Rather, when you strive to make your body feel lighter you’re striving to take away from the stresses and pains in your life (such as mental stress, and physical pains such as back pain).

About the Author:
An organisation that understands the importance of counselling and psychotherapy awareness, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has a network of professionals who provide depression treatment in London.

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