Great deal of physical and emotional changes occurs while we experience stress –this could result in numerous ailments! The Guided imagery process mainly focuses on the relaxation of our body as well as our mind. It is a very easy process of imagining things visually combined with deep breathing and muscle relaxation. When we experience stress, the heart beats faster, there would be rapid breathing, the blood vessels begin to dilate and the internal functions get altered – all this leads to different types of health complications.

In order to learn how to handle such stressful situations, one needs to practice the guided imagery techniques with proper guidance. This will balance the body and mind and reverses the stimulation that occurs to the endocrine and the nervous system. To be simpler, it all happens with deep breathing and relaxing your body. Try to choose a quiet place for such techniques which would calm your mind as well. With a long term stress, an individual is affected both physically and mentally as well. Thus these techniques could be followed to diminish the anxiety feelings and panic attacks. It also helps in the learning capacity and the memory.

This process improves your sleeping patterns and reduces risks of the heart stroke while allowing you to enjoy a healthier life. Positive thinking is another factor that is immensely benefits the body while fighting stress. With the help of guided imagery positive feelings are boosted which makes us feel better. During a stressful day, take a short break and try to practice this relaxation technique to enjoy the rest of the day without much tension and anxiety. This will refresh your brain as well as your body. Once you practice this technique, you will start to know about the power of your imagination and will be able to tackle things smoothly. Utilize your own memories and imaginations to eradicate the stressful thoughts.

The guided imagery technique is an inexpensive and a valuable health tool that acts as a stress buster. Worrying and stress concerning undesired events is an utter waste of mental energy and could also become a bad mental habit. So, try to eliminate the stress and the negative thoughts that bug you and be more productive with your thoughts. Because of constant worrying or stress, some people might tend get affected with bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol or get addicted to drugs which would in turn affect your sexual function, respiration and digestion as well as your overall being.

This habitual worry could be completely eradicated with the use of the guided imagery process. It improves your psychological state of mind and regulates your blood pressure and improves the functions of the organs in your body. Thus these techniques act as an effective tool to get relieved from stress with the mind language. It could be practiced by anyone and do not need any assistance. Better results could be achieved through mental imagery, creative imagery as well as creative visualizations. Thus the power of the imagery techniques has been widely accepted around the world for the stress relief.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.