Luckily, the reverse is also true. With the "Stress Response", hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol raise the heartrate, quicken the breath and prime the muscles for action. It’s a vital survival mechanism, however long term stress can cause serious damage. On the other hand, with the "Relaxation Response"…your heart rate decreases… breathing becomes slower and deeper… blood pressure stabilizes… your muscles relax.
"In addition to its calming physical effects, the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity." – Lawrence Robinson
Our bodies are programmed to heal. The magic of healing happens automatically. You don’t need to tell your finger to heal a paper cut. It just does. However, an overworked mind interferes with the healing process… especially when it’s thinking about what could go wrong. When practicing certain mindfulness techniques, the links between different areas of the brain are balanced. The stress response starts to disconnect. Balance is restored. Mindfulness brings natural order back to the artificial chaos.
Hi, I’m Greg Thurston, and I’d love to share with you a unique method to live your most authentic and fulfilling life.
What I’m about to show you is a discovery that appeared in my life after years of struggling with long drawn out meditation. Years of trying and failing to meditate consistently.
Let me explain… I was born with a physical injury that caused constant upheaval in my life. During university I explored yoga and meditation as a way to alleviate my troubles and lift my game. Over the first 6 months I became naturally happier, my grades improved, creativity gushed from my mind, my… Read more…