A wonderful article on the importance and benefits of active relaxation.
It seems our lives get busier and more stressful by the day. We know constant stress takes a dangerous toll on our health – physical, mental and emotional. While we may physically sit down and “relax” often our mind is still racing which is still producing tension.
Many people find it difficult, if not downright impossible, to really relax in a way that confers health benefits such as:
Slowing the heart rate, reducing blood pressure
Reducing risk of stroke
Slowing the breathing rate
Reducing the activity of stress hormones
Increasing blood flow to major muscles
Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
Improving concentration and mood
Reducing anger and frustration
Maintaining healthy weight
Improving skin (healing psoriasis and acne more quickly)
Well sounds great, right? But how do you reap all those benefits when you are so busy? Well you can begin practicing “active relaxation.”…
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