To survive in a stressful world there are two things we all need to do:
1. Cool down an over-stimulated sympathetic nervous system.
This is the fight and flight system that floods our body with stress hormones -particularly adrenaline and cortisol – that tighten muscles and constrict blood vessels.
There are times and places for us to not be relaxed. We wouldn’t have survived as a species unless the sympathetic nervous system could automatically prepare us for danger. But to be in the tense state for to much of the time is destructive to our metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological wellbeing.
You need a safety valve.
What you want to do is to burn up and wash out of your body the stress chemicals that are firing you up.
The best way to do this is with a regular and vigorous aerobic exercise program.
2. Warm up an under-stimulated para-sympathetic nervous system.
This is the system that calms us down, a system that few people are taught how to stimulate.
In the ‘go, go’ world it’s not fashionable to teach children and adults how to slow down and relax. Failure to do this is the root of all manner of body system dysfunctions.
There is a compelling reason to take time out to meditate and/or take part in some of the gentle arts like yoga and tai chi. Once again, in a busy world it’s essential for metabolic, musculo-skeletal and psychological wellbeing.
By systematically relaxing your muscles and breathing using stomach breathing you can ‘warm up’ your parasympathetic nervous system. What the relaxation audio file does is drop you down from the wide-awake state into the zone of deep relaxation where muscles relax and blood vessels dilate to the very core of your body. You relax from the inside. Your blood pressure comes down.
Brain waves slow down almost to the point of going to sleep as you experience a feeling of calm spreading throughout your body.
The muscular relaxation audio file is available for immediate download. The investment in your health and wellbeing: $17.00us.