Relaxation is a natural skill that you can improve through simple relaxation and meditation techniques. With practice, you can remain relaxed during both the good times and the bad.
If you do not practice relaxation tension builds up. Ongoing tension and anxiety create a negative spiral of increasing distress and illness, making it harder and harder to relax and recuperate. It is an intelligent strategy to aim to stay as relaxed as possible under all circumstances.
Relaxation is both an art and a science
The science of relaxation is based on learning how to control our nervous system. When you turn on relaxation, you automatically turn off the part of the brain that deals with stress and tension (the sympathetic nervous system) and turn on the part that creates relaxation and wellbeing (the parasympathetic nervous system).
The art of relaxation is knowing how to relax and how to meditate, and to use the relaxation gained from these techniques to get the most out of your life. This means being able to relax during both the good times and the bad, and especially when you are facing tough times with lots of stresses and challenges. When you know how to relax, you have the energy to deal with stress and the ability to relax and recharge after we have managed the stress.
Once you have the skill of relaxation, you can learn to turn on relaxation whenever and wherever you need it.
The key to good health is your ability to relax and recharge when your body tells you it needs to do this.
Unfortunately, many people are ignoring themselves or cannot read their body’s inner signals. This is resulting in an epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, and in poor relationships and a generally reduced quality of life. Medical research is showing us that relaxation can help people better manage these conditions and improve quality of life.
Learning relaxation techniques has become extremely important as more and more people are working longer hours and are facing greater financial and job insecurity.
Relaxation is the basis of enjoyment
Learning how to relax is a process of self-care, self-nourishment, and self-empowerment. When we combine relaxation with restorative activities, such as having fun and recreation, we can have a truly enjoyable and fulfilling life. This gives us the resources, physical resilience, and the state of mind to manage anything that arises in life.
Relaxation increases resilience and confidence
You can develop greater health, resilience, and confidence. Resilience arises from increased physical vitality gained from deep rest. Relaxed confidence comes from knowing how to handle the problems of life and practicing how to do this in different situations.
Effective relaxation techniques
Big Shakti offers you techniques that reduce the negative impact of stress, tension, and anxiety, and that put you in touch with your own innate abilities.
3 Easy Steps to Deep Relaxation teaches you the steps required to turn on and deepen relaxation anytime, anywhere. These simple and short exercises will have a big impact on your life and your state of wellbeing.
If you are sick or exhausted and need to gain deep rest and rejuvenation, use Yoga Nidra regularly. This is one of the most potent ways to restore, recharge, and rejuvenate, and to remain relaxed and healthy.