Elements of Relaxation

What are the main elements of relaxation? By gaining a better understanding of exactly what relaxation looks like we can have an increased likelihood of obtaining it……

Below are the main elements that characterize authentic relaxation, according to the Stress Management Training Institute in La Jolla, CA.

  1. The heart rate slows and becomes even.
  2. Breathing becomes deeper and more even.
  3. Muscles loosen and relax.
  4. Hand and feet feel warm, or heavy, or both.
  5. The mind feels at peace.
  6. The body has energy for at least several hours of work.
  7. The entire body feels refreshed.

In the following weeks I plan to cover, in detail, some helpful relaxation techniques. If there are techniques that you would like to know more about or techniques that you find personally useful please share. Maybe together we can all learn to approach life with a greater sense of calm.

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  1. I can’t wait for class!!!

    • I am so happy that I am going to be able to share this first series with a fellow Shanti yogi!

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