Deep Relaxation

Body, Mind & Emotional Wellness

Ancient “Miracle Cure” Proving To Be Vital Factor In Mental, Physical and Emotional Health and Life Enjoyment

 

Imagine a drug so potent it could boost your energy, help you sleep better, improve your focus, efficiency and concentration and enhance your problem solving skills. Further, this “Wonder Drug” reduces blood pressure, improves functioning of your heart and adaptability to demands on it and reduces the frequency and severity of many pains including headaches.

Many other benefits have been noted, including,

 

  • slows the heart’s rate, thus resting it
  • reduces blood pressure
  • decreases muscle tension
  • deepens the breathing, improving oxygen intake for the body and brain
  • lowers risk of strokes and heart attacks
  • improves brain functioning and efficiency
  • quicker recovery from stressful life events and situations
  • increases endurance (physical, mental and emotional)

This “Miracle Cure” is available today without a prescription. And it is very inexpensive. In fact all it will cost you is a few minutes of your time each day. Five to 15 minutes in the morning will start you on the path to improved well-being for your body, mind and emotions.

You may be asking yourself: “So, what is this “Miracle Cure” , and can anybody use it?”

This powerful healing medicine is …

Deep Relaxation.

The purposeful practise of deep relaxation is different than things like sitting watching TV or relaxing with a good book. Although these are often great stress reducers they do not give the enhanced benefits you will gain through deep relaxation. Some of the many methods used for deep relaxation include:

  • progressive muscle relaxation
  • self-hypnosis
  • tai chi
  • meditation
  • visualization

Morning is a good time to practise. You can use the already relaxed state of body and mind to your advantage, deepening it further. Some people may find they tend to fall back to sleep if they don’t “get moving”. If this is the case for you, you can do some stretching and eye movement exercises to increase your alertness. This can be done before you get out of bed and you could then continue with the relaxation techniques.

Another good time to take advantage of your natural mind-body rhythms include mid afternoon which is “siesta” time in many cultures. At this time people often feel like they need a short nap as the body’s circadian cycle naturally shifts to a slower and les action driven state.

A third time when you can take advantage of your natural body – mind cycles is in the evening prior to getting ready for bed. Your body and mind will be wanting to “wind down” in preparation for sleep. Why not take advantage of this to relax even further.

However, any time can be a good time to relax, and a relaxed state can be achieved in one minute or less with a little practise in the beginning. Many of these methods take advantage of the natural tendencies of the mind-body system. For example, simply closing your eyes causes the brain to shift into slower brainwave frequencies, such frequencies being characteristic of relaxation. More advanced techniques can make use of self-guided visualization and/or anchoring to induce rapid relaxation.

The more often you practise deep relaxation the more benefits you will gain from it. Daily practise for five to 15 minutes is very beneficial to well being. If you can practise two or three times daily you will experience much more benefit. Of course, learning to relax quickly (in a minute or two) will give you a powerful tool to use anytime you feel stressed or in need of a quick energy boost.

When is the best time to get started? Although some of the methods involve physical movement and stretching (tai chi, yoga) there are many “gentler” approaches such as visualization. Thus a regular practise can be begun even by people not physically fit. The sooner you begin the quicker the benefits will start “popping up” in your life and wellbeing.

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