RELAXATION

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"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

  • Improving digestion

  • 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