Do you sometimes feel “desperate” just to relax? Does it seem like a distant memory when you last really allowed yourself to relax and ‘let go’?
What you may not realize is that actually… we all need relaxation in order to stay happy and healthy!
We often think of relaxing as being “self-indulgent”, but relaxation can be highly beneficial.  Clinical studies have demonstrated that when we relax through hypnosis or meditation for example, blood pressure is lowered, detrimental ‘stressor chemicals’ are lowered, heart rate and tension throughout the body are decreased and therefore, the body is brought back into balance. 
In addition to its calming physical effects, research also demonstrates that relaxation increases energy and focus, alleviates stress on the immune system, and can relieve aches and pains.  Relaxation can also heighten problem-solving abilities and boost motivation and productivity. Best of all, with a little practice, anyone can reap these benefits.
Relaxation also helps you to:
  • Release fear, anger and worry safely
  • Feel calmer and more emotionally stable
  • Concentrate more easily
  • Find better ways to solve problems
  • Feel more energetic
  • Improve immunity to illness
  • Sleep better