Yogic relaxation techniques are easy to perform and beneficial to the mind and body by bringing about relaxation.
Relaxation refers to the loosening of bodily and mental tension. Keeping muscles in a constant alert state expends a great amount of your energy, which then is unavailable when your muscles are called upon to really function.
Conscious relaxation trains your muscles to release their grip when you don’t use them. This relaxation keeps the muscles responsive to the signals from your brain telling them to contract so that you can perform all the countless tasks of a busy day.
Relaxation is a conscious endeavor that lies somewhere between effort and noneffort.
To truly relax, you have to understand and practice the skill.
HOW THE PRACTICE GOES:
We start with light yoga practice consisting of easy poses and movements that help you to feel your body and listen to his needs. Soft breathing exercises and working with attention help to eliminate deep and unconscious tensions in the whole body. Then guided relaxation and meditation bring you to floating between consciousness and deep relaxation.
THE BENEFITS OF RELAXATION TECHNIQUES:
When faced with numerous responsibilities and tasks or the demands of an illness, relaxation techniques may take a back seat in your life. But that means you might miss out on the health benefits of relaxation.
If you want to enjoy deep sleep or are experiencing insomnia (but don’t want to count sheep), the following exercise can help you. Many people don’t make it to the end of this relaxation technique without falling asleep.
Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:
- Slowing your heart rate
- Lowering blood pressure
- Slowing your breathing rate
- Reducing activity of stress hormones
- Increasing blood flow to major muscles
- Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
- Improving concentration and mood
- Lowering fatigue
- Reducing anger and frustration
- Boosting confidence to handle problems