As our lives have been becoming more stressful, physicians recommend deep relaxation to recover your body from fatal effects of stress.
If you ask an average person to express the forms of relaxation he is used to, the expected answers will vary from stretching out by pool reading a book, watching movie after lying on a couch & catching up on sleep.
Although these forms of relaxation will feel you more rested, but they haven’t relaxed you effectively as relaxation should be mental & muscular.
Relaxation is a mentally process that helps your mind & body to remain focused, refreshed, calm & relaxed.
Although Stress hormones as (Adrenalin & cortisol) are released by our bodies, they nor not harmful at all unless there are a rare condition.
However, think about the time you spend wired or stressed out that thrill your body to pump nervous energy into organs & tissues.
Our quality of life is affected commonly by ailments as sleep difficulties, muscle aches, headaches & digestive problems are usually linked to heightened stress.
According to The American Diabetes, long-term stress causes high levels of blood glucose that puts heart in risk & kidney disease.
That’s why you need to make time for relaxing in your schedule in order to unwind.
Changes occur because of relaxation are different to what happened during being stressed physiologically.
After using EEG to measure the results of comparing effects of stress & relaxation, found that muscle tone, heart rate, blood pressure & secretion of sweating & hormone decreases during relaxing while increases after being stressed.
- What happens physically during relaxing;
- slows down heart rate
- Balances breathing becoming deeper & slower.
- stabilizes blood pressure
- relief muscle’s pain
- Benefits of relaxation;
- Reduces levels of stress
- Boosts immune system
- Increases productivity & energy levels
- 5 tips for quick relaxation:
- Breathing exercises, Inhale deeply & slowly then exhale slowly
- listen to music
- Mental exercises as visualizations by embedding yourself in a calm place
- Walking in somewhere quiet clears your mind.
- Close your eyes, focus on a positive mantra or flow of breathing