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Relaxation for Health
Relaxation gives you much more than a little bit of mental clarity and rejuvenation. Relaxation has significant positive health effects, and the Wellness Audio Relaxation series of albums helps you experience those effects. If you could stand to have a relief from stress, gain a helping hand against depression and increase your mental clarity, the Wellness Audio Relaxation albums have exactly what you need.
The Health Benefits of Relaxation
There are a number of ways in which relaxation using the Wellness Audio Relaxation albums can improve your health. Some of the health benefits of relaxation include:
Reduced blood pressure
A lower heart rate, providing much-needed rest for your heart
Increased flow of blood to your muscles, empowering your metabolism and decreasing muscle tension
Slower rate of breathing and a reduced oxygen requirement
A stronger immune system
Decreased risk of heart disease and other chronic health concerns
Enhanced mental clarity and problem-solving skills.
As you can see, many of life's most difficult health problems could be readily addressed if you were only able to enjoy the benefits of relaxation more thoroughly. The Wellness Audio Relaxation series of albums helps you do just that.
The Mind-Body Connection
So, why is it that simple relaxation of the mind provides such significant health benefits? There is a simple, four-word explanation:
"The Mind-Body Connection"
For centuries, people have recognized the power of the mind to impact the body. For the 25 years, that impact has been studied over and over again in a scientific way. The term "mind-body connection" was coined by Dr. Herbert Benson at Harvard, and is just another way to describe what people have known firsthand for thousands of years: your brain has the power to dramatically influence your physical health and well-being.
When your mind is in a relaxed state, your blood pressure drops, your breathing slows and your heart rate lowers. This is in contrast to the state your body enters during times of physical or mental stress. When you experience stress, your blood pressure rises, your breathing becomes more rapid and your heart rate increases.
The Wellness Audio Relaxation albums rely on this connection to bring about positive physical change by helping your mind enter a state of true relaxation.
How to Relax
There are many different ways you can experience this kind of relaxation. There are guided relaxation techniques that can come from a session with a professional therapist. You can bring your body and mind into a state of relaxation through progressive muscle relaxation techniques, or through visualization. People also use Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and even hypnosis to achieve a relaxed state.
Each of these methods is effective for some people. Others, however, have a harder time relaxing using these techniques. That's why the Wellness Audio Relaxation series is so popular: because there are no techniques to master, no difficult conditions to be met. You simply listen to the albums in a calm and peaceful environment and allow them to guide your brain to a relaxed state.