2 Jul 2020

Chasing Zen: 5 Trendy Ways to Relax and De-stress

Keeping balance while living in a metropolitan city is no easy matter. After experiencing a crazy mix of negative emotions and harsh weather conditions, summer seems to be the optimal time to relax. Five not only effective but also trendy ways to kill anxiety and stress will appear in the compilation made by the Vremena Goda Galleries.

Digital Detox

In our digital time, many of us tend to be glued to our smartphones forever. Some people use gadgets for business activities, then others dive into social media or messengers. Psychologists make tutorials on how to cope with internet addiction, and the most categorical as well as effective ways suggest digital detox. It’s not a solution for everyone to eject the smartphone out-of-hand for a week or two.

Among these people, there are models Gigi Hadid and Carolyn Murphy, who consider this way to be the best to relieve stress. As well as actor and singer Jared Leto, who happened to learn about the coronavirus pandemic after spending 12 days in the desert without any communication.

Carolyn Murthy

Carolyn Murthy

Online resources

However, smartphone can be beneficial for your psychological health. There are online resources as well as applications that help escape the feeling of anxiety. Among the most popular ones are Headspace and Calm, designed to meditate and develop mindfulness, ThinkUp, which promises to teach positive thinking as well as countering apathy. Reflectly, is a kind of online magazine to analyzes emotions. Breathe & Think, an application that will teach one to relax and breathe properly.

Smartphone Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony Center)

Smartphone Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony Center)

Cold showers and hot baths

No matter how surprising it may sound, cold water tends to improve mood. Compared to body temperature, cold activates the nervous system, increases the level of beta-endorphin in the blood, and acts as an antidepressant, sending a large number of electrical impulses to the brain. Just two minutes a day in cold water - and you are sure to recover, at least emotionally.

Sara Pinto Sampaio

Sara Pinto Sampaio

A great option for the heat-loving is hot baths with salt or, for example, ginger. The latter was venerated in ancient China, ginger baths were used to relieve stress, remove toxins from the body and reduce swelling. It is also beneficial to decorate the bathroom or bedroom with diffusers with aromas that help improve mood - neroli, vanilla, lemongrass and others.

Диффузор Caramel and Vanilla Bean, MOR (Cosmotheca)

Caramel and Vanilla Bean diffuser, MOR (Cosmotheca)

Infra-red sauna

This wonder-making procedure has always been appreciated by celebrities: models Bella Hadid and Madison Headrick enjoy be soaking in the infra-red sauna after continuous flights, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox tend to take baths for skin detoxication and rejuvenation. Justin Bieber, as well as Hailey Baldwin, have had inbuilt such kind of saunas in their camper truck to travel throughout the world. The positive effect of the thermal treatment of infra-red radiation is rather extensive: among other things, it helps strengthen both immune and nervous systems, by helping to relax.

Madison Headrick

Madison Headrick

Pilates

The number of pilates fans - a fitness system originally developed by Joseph Pilates for rehabilitation after injuries – is increasing day by day. Among them, there have already been for a year Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Alessandra Ambrosio, Vera Brezhneva and many other models, singers and actresses. Each of them probably finds something for themselves in these exercises, because Pilates helps lose weight, strengthen muscles, and, most importantly, normalize mental processes. When doing Pilates classes, much attention is paid to proper breathing as well as concentration on your own body. This helps the central nervous system calm down, bringing you closer to the harmony of mind.

Workout in TOP-PILATES

Workout in TOP-PILATES

Cosmotheca boutique - 0 floor

Top Pilates studio - 3rd floor

Sony Center boutique - 3rd floor