Relaxation is an empowering state of mind and body, a state that can be difficult for busy entrepreneurs to appreciate. Yoga, meditation, and guided imagery are a few of the tools that you can use to relax, but it’s not always possible for you to take time to get into these states.

Here is a quick relaxation technique that will calm your mind, relax your body and sooth your spirit.

 I have done this exercise in public, while standing, when I felt the need to relax. I’ve also done it while lying on my back.  You can do this sitting in your car before a meeting /event or while sitting at your computer. You can use it for a quick pick me up as you go about your day but it works just as well, when you are experiencing chaos or uncertainty.

Important Point

You can use this technique anytime or anyplace that is comfortable for you. It only takes a few minutes.

 Read through the instructions and then do the exercise.

Close your eyes, say these words to yourself “I give myself permission to relax quickly and easily.”

 Breathe in from your stomach not your chest and give yourself a long, slow, cleansing breath.

Breathe out slowly, to the count of five,  through the mouth (normally you would breathe through your nose but you breathe through your mouth for quick relaxation).

As you receive this slow, cleansing breath – give yourself permission to relax. Relax your entire face (jaw, cheeks, lips, mouth, tongue and your eyelids) the entire face.

Allow your shoulders to relax – let them droop – let go of all the tension – focus only on this moment and feel your relaxation, as it moves through you, from the top of your head down to the tips of your toes, feel your relaxation and allow it, now. Relax, relax, imagine, visualize and feel your relaxation. Allow your self to become limp, loose and relax.

Pause for a second after you exhale and enjoy your stillness, your calm, your peace and your oneness with your mind, body and spirit connection.

When your mind wonders, bring it back by focusing on your breathing.

Repeat this exercise at least five times.

Open your eyes and become aware of your surroundings. SMILE, you’re beautiful, you’re smart, you’re confident and unstoppable.

Watch out world here she comes!

Put this relaxation technique in your toolkit for life and begin to make it a habit.

image by: Stuat Miles of Free Digital Media

To the confident “taking time to relax” unstoppable you!

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