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Relax, you can make the world a better place

Relax, now, and you can make the world a better place

There are as many relaxation tips as there are ways to get your knickers in a knot!

Everyone knows how to relax. It is a hard-wired neurological response in the brain, which was discovered by a Harvard Medical Cardiologist named Herbert Benson.

Essentially the relaxation response is the opposite of the fight or flight response. It is located in the hypothalamus of the brain and when it is triggered, it sends out neuro-hormones that precisely counter-act the hyper-arousal effects of stress.

Just as we’ve gotten really good at activating our fight or flight response during times of stress, we simply need to learn how to exercise the particular part of our brain associated with relaxation. When we do, there are many predictable physiological benefits to the body which include:

Decreased blood pressure
Lowered Respiratory Rate
Lower Pulse Rate
Increased oxygen utilization efficiency
Increased alpha brain wave patterns
Overall sense of mental and spiritual well-being

How to relax?

You maybe need to do something.

You maybe stop doing anything.

You maybe need to go in a particular place.

You maybe need to stay where you are.

A vacation?


Quit breath?





Laugh out loud?



No matter what you do, if you just relax, the world becomes a better place.





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