The Benefits of Really Deep Relaxation

By on March 25, 2016
Yoga

We live in a world where many people neglect trying to reach deep relaxation but with all of the incredible health and mental benefits that result from it, relaxation should be a part of everyone’s daily routine. Everyday life can bring many unexpected stressful situations and learning how to deeply relax is a great tool to keep away any negative effects on your body and mind. From yoga to meditation to deep breathing, there are many different activities and ways for people to get into a deeply relaxed state to receive the incredible benefits.

By learning deep breathing relaxation techniques you can quickly lower your blood pressure. Left untreated, high blood pressure causes heart attacks, strokes, chest pains and blindness. Breathing exercises help you achieve a deep state of relaxation by slowing down your breathing which helps slow down your heart rate. As you relax, all the rest of your body systems get the message and they relax and slow down too.

Deep relaxation boosts immunity in recovering cancer patients. A study at Ohio State University found that progressive muscular relaxation if practiced daily reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Another interesting study found that a month of deep relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to cancerous tumors.

Researches say that stress leads to inflammation, a state linked to heart disease, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions. Deep relaxation helps prevent and treat these symptoms by shutting off the stress response. For two years in a row, the annual stress survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association has found that about 25% of Americans are experiencing high levels of stress, while another 50% report moderate levels of stress.

Meditation can work wonders on the stress response and put your mind, body and spirit in a deeply relaxed state. Meditation allows you to get peace of mind, joy, greater energy, and vibrant health. Meditation prevents stress from getting into the system and releases accumulated stress that is already in your system. In addition to relaxing you, meditation lowers blood pressure, reduces anxiety, decreases joint problems, increases serotonin and improves the immune system. Practicing relaxation meditation twice daily has been shown to be an effective treatment for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.

It may take some time to get used to slowing down but the benefits are too hard to ignore. Find a technique that works for you and get ready to experience the wonderful healing powers of deep relaxation.

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