Stress is the curse of living in modern times. Everyone suffers from stress. And
the stress we suffer takes a heavy toll on our bodies, emotions and minds.
Feeling stressed out, worn out by fatigue or just simply having a miserable day, the best thing to
do is relax.
Watching television may be a form of relaxation for some, but is not a recommended method by
experts. When we watch TV we are bombarded with commercials, ads, sounds and images. So how do we
achieve relaxation? If there are thousands of ways we can get stressed, one of them is not meeting
deadlines, there are also many ways we can relax.
In recent studies, experts have determined that heart disease is linked to anger and irritability
is linked to mental stress. Too much stress brings about ischemia that can lead to or cause a heart
attack. Relaxation takes on added importance in light of this matter. Managing your anger and
attitude is significant to heart health, and relaxation can help you manage stress.
One way of relaxation is transcendental meditation. Recent studies have also shown that this method
might reduce artery blockage, which is a major cause for heart attack and stroke. People practice
transcendental meditation by repeating uttering soothing sounds while meditating, this is to
achieve total relaxation. The researchers found that practitioners of transcendental meditation
significantly reduced the thickness of their arterial wall compared with those who didn't practice
Another study on another method of relaxation, acupuncture, seems to reduce high blood pressure by
initiating several body functions for the brain to release chemical compounds known as endorphins.
Endorphin helps to relax muscles, ease panic, decrease pain, and reduce anxiety.
Yoga is also another method for relaxation and may also have similar effects like acupuncture. In
another study, participants were subjected to several minutes of mental stress. Then they were
subjected to various relaxation techniques, such as listening to nature sounds or classical music.
Only those who did Yoga significantly reduced the time it took for their blood pressures to go back
to normal. Yoga is a form of progressive relaxation.
Breathing is one of the easiest methods to relax. Breathing influences alamost all aspects of us,
it affects our mind, our moods and our body. Simply focus on your breathing, after some time you
can feel its effects right away.
There are several breathing techniques that can help you reduce stress.
Another easy way to achieve relaxation is exercise. If you feel irritated a simple half-hour of
exercise will often settle things down. Although exercise is a great way to lose weight, it does
not show you how to manage stress appropriately. Exercise should also be used in conjunction with
other exercise method.
One great way of relaxation is getting a massage. To gain full relaxation, you need to totally
surrender to the handling and touch of a professional therapist.
There are several types of massages that also give different levels of relaxation.
Another method of relaxation is Biofeedback. The usual biofeedback-training program includes a
10-hour sessions that is often spaced one week apart.
Hypnosis is one controversial relaxation technique. It is a good alternative for people who think
that they have no idea what it feels like to be relaxed. It is also a good alternative for people
with stress related health problems.
Drugs are extreme alternatives to relaxation. They are sometimes not safe and are not effective
like the other relaxation methods. This method is only used by trained medical professionals on
These relaxation techniques are just some of the ways you can achieve relaxation. Another reason
why we need to relax, aside from lowering blood pressure in people and decreasing the chances of a
stroke or a heart attack, is because stress produces hormones that suppress the immune system,
relaxation gives the immune system time to recover and in doing so function more efficiently.
Relaxation lowers the activities within the brains' limbic system; this is the emotional center of
Furthermore, the brain has a periodic need for a more pronounced activity on the right-hemisphere.
Relaxation is one way of achieving this.
Obviously, a great tool that has been reported to slow stress is to use the QuWave Harmonizer!