According to several studies, chronic stress and emotional and physical disorders like nausea, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, heart attack, stroke, etc., are closely associated. This shows that stress has an enormous impact on the overall physical and mental health. The best way to avoid the above-mentioned health issues is to learn how to cope with stress.

Meditation is one of the best methods for reduction of stress, as well as yoga, exercise, music, and massage. Moreover, the following ancient Japanese technique for self-relaxation is another beneficial way to reduce stress. The best thing about it is that you can practice it anywhere and you only need 5 minutes for it.

Let’s take a look:

Our fingers are linked with different kinds of emotions, that is:

  • The thumb treats anxiety and worry
  • The middle finger treats bitterness and anger
  • The ring finger treats melancholy and depression
  • The little finger manages stress, improves self-esteem, and encourages optimism

This is what you need to do:

As the aim of this technique is to balance the opposing energy forces in the body, you need to grasp one finger at a time and wrap the next finger around it. Gently press the palm center with the thumb of the other hand and hold it for a minute. This will bring deep relaxation, balanced spirits, and reduction of stress.

Take a look at the video below if you want to learn more about this method: