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What is True Relaxation?

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What is True Relaxation?

Relax Away Your Stress In this blog post I am going to answer the question, What is True Relaxation? The simplest way to describe true relaxation is that it is the opposite of stress. The relaxed state and the stressed state are the complete opposites. This is why it is impossible to be relaxed and stressed at the same time. The goal of all relaxation training is to induce a relaxation response that cancels out the stress response. Put your feet up and relax The Stressed State As I discussed in a previous post, when you are threatened and feel that you can’t cope, your body triggers a...

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Tense, Tired, and Can’t Relax? Help is Just a Breath Away!

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Tense, Tired, and Can’t Relax? Help is Just a Breath Away!

Just breathe… One of the first signs that you are stressed is a change in your breathing. You’ve probably noticed that when you are stressed, your breathing becomes shallow and irregular, almost like panting. This happens because when you are stressed you only use a portion of your lungs. You tend to breathe with just the top third of your lungs. The rest of your lungs get squeezed out of the process and rob you of vital oxygen and energy.   This happens because when you are stressed, tension causes your diaphragm and the muscles in your abdomen to work against each other....

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