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The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress… and the opposite of the fight or flight response.” It is β€œan opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Since 1971, there have been numerous studies on the relaxation response which have highlighted the following short-term benefits to the nervous system:
-Lower blood pressure
-Improved blood circulation
-Lower heart rate
-Less perspiration
-Slower respiratory rate
-Less anxiety
-Lower blood cortisol levels
-More feelings of well-being
-Less stress
-Deeper relaxation

Useful resource – TED Talks Video: How to Relax –

Bryan Russel guides us through a state of relaxation. Bryan has been inspiring people to live a better life through yoga for over a decade in a dozen countries. He believes strongly that more people doing yoga equals a better world.

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