Medical research estimates stress plays a significant role in 90 percent of illness and disease. Stress can interfere with your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
– Centers for Disease Control
The state of relaxation is a healthy, vital glowing state of body and mind. Unfortunately, few people experience this joyful, glowing, relaxed state.
Many people think that to experience relaxation, all they need to do is stop working and take some time off. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Time out does not guarantee relaxation, usually because we carry deep-seated worries and anxieties about life.
Most people only experience moments of relative peace. They rarely get to enjoy the peace fully because of underlying tensions held in the subconscious mind.
Deep and enduring inner peace depends on your ability to relax your body, mind, and emotions, and your deeper psyche.
You can achieve this by:
- Understanding the mechanics, the basic theory of how stress accumulates in the nervous system.
- Practicing relaxation-meditation techniques, for example, to remove long-term existing stresses, patterns of bracing.
- Learning to detect and disarm new stresses the moment they occur in daily life.
With these skills and knowledge, you will be far less vulnerable to tiredness and fatigue, and common sicknesses such as cold and flu. Your overall level of inflammation—a major cause of modern diseases—will reduce. This will enable you to keep youthful vigor as you age.