“Happy moms raise happy kids”, this has been the theme of our blog from day one. If moms are happy and peaceful, the whole house is calm and only she has the power to bring all the turmoil in the house to rest. So its very important for all of us moms to realise the importance of fighting stress.
What is Stress or Anxiety?
Most of us face anxiety disorders due to the responsibilities we have. We worry about the whole house, our kids, their present, future. etc. Added to that we have hormonal changes which causes anxiety. We have spoken about post-partum depression, moms also face depression after they stop breastfeeding due to change of hormones. So its very important to recognise stress in the first place. Stress causes panic attacks, you feel sad and depressed, it causes changes in bowel movements, lack of sleep and so many other physical changes finally leading to depression.
How to combat Stress?
From my personal experience, I can tell you that the only way to beat stress and depression is yoga. Yoga is a combination of both physical and mental well-being. Though it sounds like an old grandmas advice, it does have a lot of impact of your mind and body. I know most of you moms maynot find time for a yoga class. Simple stress relief techniques can be easily performed at home.
What should I do, what’s my first step?
Take a minute alone spend time with yourself, you need to talk to yourself.
“Talk to yourself once a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world” Swami Vivekananda
Breathe in from your stomach up to your chest fill it completely and as you chant Om breathe out completely. Your stress will be regulated with your breathe. Om will bring good vibrations into your body.
Follow simple pranayamas, they are breathing techniques to enhance life force. There are many videos on youtube, just follow some simple breathing techniques. Watch kids breathe. They always breathe from their stomach hence they are so calm and peaceful. Try to improve your breathing.
Perform simple stress relief asanas like