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This time of the year can be pretty hectic, and it can be easy to forget to slow down and take time to relax. But down time is important. Too much stress can negatively impact your health, leaving you worse off.

Luckily, we have a quick method for relaxing your mind and body.

These methods incorporate mindfulness. Mindfulness describes a way of modern living that targets your worries, relaxes you, and allows you to remain present in your day-to-day life. This can help you from overthinking and spiralling.

Practicing mindfulness — specifically deep breathing — can help relax your body, lessen mental strain, and sharpen your focus. You’ll be carrying on with the holiday jolly in no time! 

Here’s a breathing technique to try when you would like to relax:

The 4×4 Deep Belly Breath 

– Sit or lie down with your hands on your stomach and close your eyes. 

– Breathe in normally and release — you should feel your stomach go in and out. You want to use your diaphragm to breathe — this means let your stomach move!

– Breathe in deeply through your nose for four counts, making sure to relax your shoulders. Hold the breath in for another four counts, or for as long as you can.

– Exhale slowly for at least four counts. Repeat the whole process four times, or as long as you feel you need to.

Why This Works

You might hear “take a deep breath” and roll your eyes, but it’s actually scientifically proven to help your physical and mental strain! This is because focusing the body and mind on slow measured breathing interacts with your parasympathetic nervous system. This directly affects your brain in a positive way, allowing for more emotional control, and slowing down an overstimulated mind.

Don’t believe us? Try it out for a few days and let us know what you think!

Pair With CBD 

If you’re feeling extra tension in your body and mind, CBD can help you get into a more relaxed state. In numerous scientific studies, cannabidiol has been shown to help reduce mental strain. This is most likely due to how CBD interacts with specific receptors which help support lower levels of stress hormones, and may alter signals to other hormones. CBD helps bring all of these benefits without the psychoactive effects of THC.

If you would like to use CBD during deep breathing and meditation exercises, but don’t want the psychoactive effects of THC, make sure you’re using broad-spectrum CBD, as full-spectrum will contain THC as well. 

Also, ensure that the CBD tincture you choose is able to be fully absorbed by the digestive system, otherwise you might not get the maximum benefits from your product. 

Our suggestion for ultimate serenity? Try taking a serving of CBD about 20-30 minutes before you meditate or have a breathing session.

Somaleaf: A Unique CBD Formula

Many people have been turning more and more in recent years to natural health products like CBD, and we have combined our CBD tincture with our patented liposomal delivery formula. This system is crucial to absorbing the benefits of CBD oil

Many CBD products can pass through your system and dissolve before having the chance to be utilized by your body, due to its high water solubility. Why purchase a product that won’t work? Our unique liposomal delivery formula avoids this issue and enhances bioavailability and absorption. 

If you are thinking of adding CBD to your daily regimen, click here to learn more about our CBD tincture. And as always, consult a medical professional before changing or adding anything to your daily routine. 

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