4 Mantras for Instant Stress ReliefNone
Whenever you notice that your chest is tight and you're breathing fast and furiously, take a minute to pause, and then repeat one of these calm-inducing mantras to yourself. Here are some of our favorite sayings for reducing stress from Tanaaz Chubb's book, My Pocket Mantras.
Stress-Relief Mantra #1: With every breath, I feel myself relaxing.
How and when to recite this mantra: State the mantra in your mind as you inhale, and then once the mantra is complete, exhale. For added benefits, as you exhale, visualize any tension you have melting away with the breath. Repeat this three times.
How this mantra can help you: Your breath is an extremely powerful tool that can instantly evoke feelings of relaxation. This mantra is perfect to use when you need to release pent-up tension. You can use it while meditating or even when doing your daily chores. Even though stress is something you feel on an emotional level, it can impact your body as well. Over time, stress and tension can build up in your shoulders, neck, and stomach and make you feel as if you are tied in knots. When you feel tense, it reflects in your attitude and can make it very difficult to let go, relax, and surrender to the flow of life.
This mantra will help to relieve any physical or emotional tension you may be feeling as a result of extreme stress, and it can also help you to get “out of your mind.” What does that mean? Very often it is your overactive mind or thoughts that make you feel st