The relaxation response is a mind body technique (and Bodacious Stress Buster) that dissolves stress and stress-related conditions (it also helps eliminate morning sickness, all forms of pain, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and migraines…to name a few).
Developed by cardiologist and dynamic relaxation scientist extraordinaire, Dr. Herbert Benson, this technique activates your body’s natural relaxation response – the natural recovery period your body uses to calm down.
It allows your blood vessels to loosen after the constriction that comes from tension, feelings of overwhelm and pressure, and a lack of self-care.
I know you’re relaxing every day because you’re doing FAST-A-PALOOZA 2013! But when it’s over, you’ll have another scientifically proven technique you’ve mastered, and can use at any time.
Here are more details for getting the relaxation response on and poppin in your mind and body.
I recorded these instructions for personal use last year. Since we’re cool and all, I’m sharing them with you!
Please excuse the Airwick reference…
Practice the relaxation response every day this week for 10 minutes. If you need a really good meditation timer, try this one.