Many people think that relaxation and meditation are the same thing. I’ve seen a lot of websites where the terms are used interchangeably, or even used in combination, a ‘relaxation meditation’, but it seems that, in fact, they are quite different!
Using a script as my guide, I relaxed into savasana by making myself aware of the position and heaviness of my body. This was our task for this module on Relaxation, to explore and reflect on a relaxation exercise, and I’m certainly not complaining!
I mindfully let each part of my body relax, and then I stayed in the position for a little over 10 minutes. This type of relaxation is not new to me –
It is widely-accepted that stress and tension can lead to health problems – high blood pressure and heart rate, high cortisol (stress hormone) levels, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, anxiety, depression, memory loss, irritability, confusion, abnormal weight flucuations, poor sleep, decreased libido, and poor concentration Continue reading
Most people are aware of tension, especially when it causes unpleasant sensations like pain and aching, but they don’t always attribute this pain and aching to mental fatigue/tension. This is extremely important, as emotional stress and mental tension can be just as debilitating as physical fatigue and tension. Continue reading