The Ability to Relax is Essential to our Health and Emotional Well-Being.
Our body has an amazing ability to heal itself. It is a mechanism that we all have, it just needs to be turned on by activating the relaxation response in the body.
Our body has an autonomic nervous system, which is the involuntary, unconscious nervous system, the one that powers our breathing, digestion and heartbeat. We don’t think of these; the body just does those for us. The autonomic nervous system is made of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems.
The sympathetic nervous system kicks in automatically in response to a threat or immediate danger, but it also activates from any stressful situation in our everyday life. So, we need to learn to have some control over it through relaxation practices such as Meditation, Relaxation, Yoga, Controlled Breathing, Reiki and Hypnotherapy.