"Just be, and enjoy being" Eckhart Tolle
WHAT IS STRESS?
The Stress Response
Stress is a normal part of everyday life, and we all need an amount of stress to keep us motivated and alert. The Stress Response, or 'fight/flight' reflex is actually an important safety mechanism that enables you to cope with potentially serious situations.
Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones like adrenalin and cortisol that increase your heart and breathing rates and ready your muscles to respond.
Yet if your stress response doesn’t stop firing, and these stress levels stay elevated far longer than is necessary for survival, it can take a toll on your health.
Chronic stress can cause a variety of symptoms and affect your overall well-being.
HOW CAN I RELAX?
Benefits of Relaxation
Practicing relaxation techniques can have many benefits, including:
Slowing heart rate
Lowering blood pressure
Slowing your breathing rate
Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
Improving concentration and mood
Improving sleep quality
Reducing anger and frustration
Boosting confidence to handle problems
FREE GUIDED RELAXATION
Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation