Stress is inevitable. It walks in and out of our modern day lives on a regular basis. Our schedules are so busy and hectic that we often forget to pause, take a step back and reflect on what is really important.
Stress is an important issue, and if ignored, can trigger deeper and far more serious issues in terms of a person’s health and wellbeing. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to cope with it, reduce its harmful effects, and prevent stress from getting out of control again in the future.
We all respond to stress differently, but remember no matter how powerless you may feel, you still have full control over your lifestyle, emotions, thoughts, and the way you deal with problems. Smoking, drinking, sleeping too much or binge eating may temporarily reduce stress, but they can cause serious damage in the long run.
Everything you need to know about The HAYO’U Method
‘So what do we do when the stress hits?’ I first asked Katie Brindle, the founder of The HAYO’U Method. ‘You deep breath’, she answered. The simple practice of deep breathing is an easy and effective antidote to stress, one that can be done anytime and anywhere, one that requires neither drugs nor doctors.
I was then introduced to Katie’s one-minute rituals, based on the ancient healing techniques of Qi Gong and Tui Na. Not many of us are familiar with the Chinese Medicine, associating it largely with weird herbs and acupuncture needles. After Chinese medicine solved her own health problems, Katie became determined to help others discover the incredible benefits this ancient health system offers.
Discover the rituals
Short and simple, the one-minute rituals can be slipped into our daily lives with minimum effort. Katie recommends integrating both the morning ritual and the breathing ritual into our routines; try the one-minute breathing ritual whilst you bathe or shake whilst you brush your teeth.
Shaking your body out in the morning, as shown in the one-minute morning ritual, will go a long way towards managing your stress levels. Then you need another minute of deep breathing for the body to feel the tension melt away and for the mind to let go daily worries. It really is that simple!
Thanks to Katie’s HAYO’U Method I found the path to my inner peace. When facing major challenges, I deep breath and try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. I now understand and accept that many things in life are beyond my control and instead of stressing out I look at the bigger picture.
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