Sometimes stressful situations seem to culminate quickly, and we can go from feeling fine to overwhelmed in a very short period of time. When this happens, it's impractical to stop your life to go practice yoga, get a massage, or try other effective but time-consuming stress relievers. It’s best to have a quick and effective way to turn off your fight or flight response
and trigger your relaxation response
. The following techniques are easy to learn and can be practiced virtually anywhere and at any time. This year, it would be a great idea to try a few of them and see what works best for you.