Relaxation Techniques: In general, relaxation techniques involve refocusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body. This segment shows several techniques for participants to reach a state of concentrated relaxation.
In this section, we are going to introduce the third key to success, the key that allows us to be productive at work—it is the blissful state of relaxed concentration, or you can all it concentrated relaxation. Concentration allows us to be focused and productive; while relaxation keeps us in our composure and stay healthy. Together they create a kind of flow in which you will experience acute awareness and a sense of tranquility.
As you learn relaxation techniques, you’ll become more aware of muscle tension and other physical sensations of stress. Once you know what the stress response feels like, you can make a conscious effort to practice a relaxation technique the moment you start to feel stress symptoms. This can prevent stress from spiraling out of control. Talking about stress, what are some of the health benefits of relaxation exercises?
Indeed, practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by slowing your heart rate, lowering blood pressure, slowing your breathing rate, reducing activity of stress hormones, increasing blood flow to major muscles, reducing muscle tension and chronic pain. In addition, relaxation techniques also help with improving concentration and mood, lowering fatigue, reducing anger and frustration, and boosting confidence to handle problems.