THE RELAXATION RESPONSE

THE RELAXATION RESPONSE
The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress (e.g., decreases in heart rate, blood pressure, rate of breathing, and muscle tension).
  • Your metabolism decreases
  • Your heart beats slower and your muscles relax
  • Your breathing becomes slower
  • Your blood pressure decreases
  • Your levels of nitric oxide are increased

If practiced regularly, it can have lasting effects.
Information from  Benson Henry institute for Mind Body Medicine

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