MD - Alternate Medicine, Diploma in Naturopathy, BAMS - Alternative Medicine, National Symposium on Sujok Therapy & Triorigin Science
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You can start meditating anytime you feel like.
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It is very important to have a set time during which you will practice meditation. You will see that it is much easier to stick with the daily routine when you have a dedicated time for it. It could be the first thing that you do in the morning or after returning from office or college. Don't meditate when you are feeling sleepy. The best time to meditate is in the morning before any tasks and daily responsibilities come in the way.
What does relaxation actually mean?
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Watching television or going out for a long drive does a little to reduce the harmful effects of stress and anxiety. Therefore, you should try to activate the natural relaxation response of the body which can be done by practicing meditation, deep breathing, rhythmic exercise and also, yoga. You should try to include these activities in your daily routine to get rid of the impacts of stress. Join special interest groups in your locality to stay focused and motivated.
The relaxation methods differ from one person to another.
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It is crucial to note that no particular relaxation method can be ideal for everyone. Thus, when you are choosing any particular technique, you will have to consider your fitness levels, needs and preferences and the way your body reacts to each meditation technique. The right meditation therapy would resonate with you and would seamlessly fit the lifestyle.
Tip: Talk to an expert who would work with you to find out the right relaxation technique.
Which of these is an indication that the natural relaxation response is activated?
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There is no way to avoid stress, but there are ways of relieving stress. With relaxation and meditation therapies, you will see that the muscles are becoming relaxed, blood flow towards the brain has increased and the breathing has become much slower and deeper. On the whole, you will be physically relaxed while your mind would be alert. You will not experience all these changes at once, so be patient and work towards the goal.
Relaxation methods and meditation therapies offer holistic benefits to the mind and body.
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Besides providing a calming effect on the physical actions of the body, meditation and relaxation methods help in improving energy and focus, combat illness and relieve pains and aches. The problem-solving effect of the body is also boosted and the motivation levels are also improved. It is important to note that the passive relaxation response would not be able to evoke the right benefits. With regular practice, the relaxation and meditation therapies such as progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, tai chi and others can improve the overall health condition.