The role of deep relaxation in our lives

Just as the brain can experience or think of something stressful and have the body respond accordingly, so can it help the body reverse the stress response by providing a soothing and calming effect on the various muscles and glands. The brain has the capacity to harmonize the deeper subconscious with our conscious response and encourage a state of optimal health on the physical, mental and emotional levels, basically undoing the harmful effects of stress.

Deep sleep has proven to be one of the most important aids in allowing the body and mind to relax and rejuvenate at the end of the day, providing a natural protection against many of the ills brought on by stress. Sleep alone does not necessarily allow us to relax and renew. If the mind is still running in circles, the muscles still tense and we will often awake as tired and unrefreshed as when we went to sleep. To truly benefit from a deep sleep, we must first allow our body and mind to shed the tensions of the day. Listening to guided relaxation can  help you to enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep on a regular basis, and which in turn will encourage a sense of balance and calm throughout the day.

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