Aromatherapy For Stress Relief: Check out This ASMR Video

My early experiences with aromatherapy weren’t much more than lighting a cheap candle in the living room and relaxing in front of the tv with a bowl of ice cream. This may sound funny to some but it really just shows how little I knew about aromatherapy and it’s true benefits. Of course, I’m a lot wiser now (smile). I feel that being a business owner obligates you to keep yourself educated about the field you working, in this case, using aromatherapy for stress relief. I’ve always been quite interested in learning more about natural remedies and cures. Aromatherapy is just one area that I’ve chosen to learn more about. Now I’m going to share some of my learnings about aromatherapy for stress relief.

Contrary to popular belief, aromatherapy is not just about sitting around sniffing on sweet smelling stuff. It’s so much more than that. While aromatherapy is a holistic form of therapy administered through your sense of smell, it actually works by releasing the scents from essential oils. Essential oils are derived from plants and have many benefits including the ability to relieve stress. The composition of essential oils is what makes them therapeutic aromatherapy can be a little costly if you start buying an array of various essential oils. To create a small amount of essential oil, it takes the use of a lot of herbs in their natural state.

Aromatherapy for stress relief can be done right at home. You can administer it topically or by inhaling. You can massage essential oils directly on to your skin, add a few drops of essential oils to you bath water or shower gel. Another easier way is to use products that are already formulated with essential oils such as Dead Sea Salts. If you want to practice aromatherapy by just inhaling, an aromatherapy diffuser is a great device. It gently reaks up the molecules in the essential oils without destroying the potency. The scent from the oils are then released into the air. There are many types of aroma diffusers but the best ones are the multi-functional aroma diffusers. With these aroma diffusers, you get more bang for your buck.

An effective way to use aromatherapy for stress relief is to combine a couple of different essential oils, creating what’s called a blend. Some of the most common essential oils are Lavender, Peppermint, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Neroli, and Rose Geranium. Each of these essential oils has the power to relieve stress when inhaled through the senses. By simply a absorbing these precious oils into the nervous system through the skin or by inhaling for a few moments, a full day’s worth of stress and tension can melt away. Other essential oils can be used in aromatherapy for stress relief such as Frankincense, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, and Chamomile are good antiseptics.

Note: Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult a doctor before practicing aromatherapy with certain essential oils.

Alternative : Watch this ASMR video to reduce your stress

Where to Find & Download Music Videos For Free

With highspeed broadband internet connections on the rise, the day of being able to download or watch video clips on your PC is now upon us! For years, you had to settle with postage stamp sized, grainy video clips sent via regular dial-up connections. But with DSL and Cable modems, data transfer speeds have increased 20-100, and today’s online video is a world away from yesterday’s. Most popular are watching and downloading music videos. There are a number of legal sites aimed at music video lovers.

Check out Music.MSN.com – they have a video section featuring the top 100 videos, special featured videos, and you can search or browse videos by genre or artist. For example, they have the latest Ashlee Simpson videos and Black Eyed Peas videos there.

After watching a brief commercial advertisement before the video, you get to watch the complete music video in a window about 320×240. There is an option to expand the playback to full screen, but this results in a jumpy, pixelly image that is not satisfactory. The videos are also linked to downloadable music files that are available from the MSN music store (99 cents per single). Unfortunately, there is no easy way to download these free video clips for later playback on your system – you will need to return to the MSN website each time you want to watch a video, and you’ll have to sit through the ad before EVERY video you watch. With MTV no longer playing much music, this may be the only choice you have for seeing the videos of your favorite music artists, but it leaves much to be desired.

Yahoo Music Videos

Next stop, Yahoo Music. Yahoo has a low priced program for download MP3 digital music, but they also have a large online digital video section to their site (music.yahoo.com). Just like MSN, videos play in a small pop-up window after a wonderful 30-second commercial (again, before EVERY video – why?). The full-screen video mode on Yahoo is slightly better than MSN – but not great. They also link to downloadable music versions of the videos (audio only, you cannot download the video clips). They have pretty much all the latest songs from the latest music stars, but all the ads make it tough to watch sometimes.

MTV Music Video Downloads

MTV.com has a special MTV Broadband video channel. What’s it got? They have their MTV news clips there, ads of course, and special artist-oriented programs and videos. Unfortunately, they require special digital rights management files on your computer to access some of this stuff, so it can be a pain. Alternatively, a lot of artists now make videos available on their own homepages – for example, Greenday.com. You can see all their most recent videos here.

Downloading free music videos

There is also a lot of freely downloadable video content on the various file-sharing networks. Known mostly for MP3 files, you can also find music video files here to download. Keep in mind that copyright laws pertain to all things found on file-sharing networks, so you can work as legally or as illegally as you choose to. You can’t always tell if what you are downloading is legal or illegal – the best advice is to avoid these file-sharing networks which often contain files bundled with spyware or other unwanted applications. You can also get the latest version of Real Player which allows you to download videos from almost every source – CNN, sports sites, YouTube, MTV, etc. You can then store these files on your computer and view them whenever you want.

Ludovico Einaudi – The King of Relaxing Piano Music

Relaxing Piano Music from Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi’s music does what music was meant to do – that is touch you on a deeply profound level. With his powerful, passionate yet relaxing piano music, your soul will sing along in perfect harmony with the notes, chords and melodies that Einaudi creates, bringing you the gift of complete and total relaxation.

Simply turn on your player, lie back and listen to transcend your daily struggles and enjoy some of the most relaxing piano music available.

The Genius of Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian composer and pianist, who has been writing modern classical music for the last 25 years. His music is extremely popular in Europe, especially in Italy and the UK, but for the most part his genius has yet to reach the shores of the Americas. So let me bring to you the ultimate in relaxing piano music and present Ludovico Einaudi.

A classically trained composer Einaudi decided to move away from traditional composition and develop his own style of elegant and free form composition. Though sometimes labelled as minimalist, Einaudi’s music does not conform to any particluar genre. It’s simply a beautiful expression of emotion in it’s purest form.

Listen to Ludovico Einaudi

Here you’ll find to a couple of examples of Ludovico Einaudi’s music and his amazing ability to create music that connects us, grounds us and makes us remember the joy of being alive.
In total Einaudi has created 11 albums, each of which is special and glorious in it’s own way. Many of his compositions are piano solos (e.g. Una Mattina) though some also combine strings (Divenire). He has also written more than half a dozen musical scores for TV and film which have earned him several well deserved awards.

It can be hard to find truly expressive words to describe the beauty and relaxing quality of Einaudi’s music but here are a few. Soulful, haunting, beautiful, relaxing and meditative – passionate, deep, exhilarating, rhapsodic and transcendent.

Once heard, the music of Ludovico Einaudi cannot be forgotten – it resonates at a profound level. It’s more than simply relaxing, his music allows you to fly out into the troposphere.

Like what you’ve heard? All of Ludovico Einaudi’s albums are available from the world’s most trusted online retailer, Amazon.com, in CD or MP3 format. Follow any of the links above to read the rave reviews from people that just can’t get enough of Einaudi’s piano music.

Finally…

I’m sure you’ll agree that Einaudi’s harmonies are the best relaxing piano music you’ve heard. I’d love to hear your comments about it and If you love it, share it with your friends and family – they’ll be glad you did.

Relaxing Towel Folding Tutorial

Somehow Maria (that’s her name in case you didn’t know) manages to squeeze 18 relaxing minutes out of a video on how to fold a towel. Maria’s voice is the equivalent of a deep tissue verbal massage of the mind. Oh, what a voice! She’s truly heaven sent for all of us who are stressed out, wound up and a bundle of nerves at the end of the day.

Enjoy!

Top-10 ASMR Videos

Some of you may be asking yourselves, “What the heck is ASMR??” Well I’m sure a lot of you know what it is, but just didn’t know it.

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It’s just a fancy way of explaining that tingly, pleasant feeling you get in your head when watching, or more often, listening to certain things. Some of the common ASMR triggers consist of soft clicks, scraping sounds and of course relaxing voices. Sometimes just watching someone perform a meticulous task could be a trigger. I would guess that the triggers are endless, seeing as everyone has different tastes, so I’ll just focus on the common triggers.

That being said, I’ve gone through the site and compiled my top-10 best ASMR inducing videos. Of course these are my picks, and may not do it for you. If you have some ASMR gems, please share them in the comments section. Enjoy!

  • The best of the best on the site! This soft-spoken virtual trip to the eye doctor will turn you to jelly
  • Any of Bob Ross’. It was the effect his voice had on me that actually inspired the creation of Soothetube!
  • Lita massage video. She’s the Queen Bee of relaxing voices. And hearing her voice while watching her give a really good massage ranks her high on this list.
  • Ahhh so pretty and such a soothing whispering voice. She’s LiliumCandidum27!
  • I really enjoy a relaxing voice and the sound of pen on paper. This has both.
  • You may recognize her voice from the #1 video. Yes, GlisteningWhispers is awesome.
  • Lita has some competition when it comes to relaxing massage videos.
  • Watching an expert iron a shirt. It’s as simple as that, and it’s amazing.
  • A guided meditation video. Love the way he speaks.
  • The deepest, smoothest voice you’ll ever hear.