This 8-minute relaxation exercise will teach you how to drop tension and will train your nervous system to initiate the “relaxation response.” This is known as the “big gun” intervention in sports psychology and is widely accepted in the medical field as an effective way to reduce stress without medication. Herbert Benson, author and pioneer of this particular technique, introduced this to the world back in the 1960’s. Practice this 3-4 times per week and you will notice a difference within 30 days or less.
This short relaxation exercise teaches you how to use diaphragmatic breathing to relax your nervous system and calm your mind. Practice this breathing in the car, when you are walking, or are waiting in line. It can improve your focus and restore your energy.