Guest Author - danielle barone
There is a strong connection between relaxation and healing. Relaxation activates the immune system and healing of the body. Daily relaxation can help you to improve your health and appearance. It is also essential if you are trying to recover from an illness.
Activate the healing chemicals in your body, by practicing relaxation every day. You can find relaxation in many things. Think over what brings relaxation to you personally. There are many comforting ways to relax. Some good examples are visualizing peaceful images, taking a nap, getting a good night’s sleep, spending time with people you love, water therapy, yoga, candles, getting a massage, spending time with animals, admiring nature, meditation, exercise, listening to music, writing, etc.
All of these will release tension, and help your body produce healing chemicals. Relaxation causes healing interleukins to be released into your bloodstream. Interleukins are a part of the immune system that heal illness and infection within the body.
Replace the habit of worrying and feeling stressed, with the positive habit of slowing down and relaxing. Worrying has no benefit, is a waste of time, and only increases stress levels. It helps to remember that most all of what you worry and fear will happen, never actually will. Worry is something our mind creates out of fear not reality.
Positive thoughts and relaxation rest the body and mind, and activate the mind’s problem solving skills. The best solutions come into our thoughts after deep relaxation. Action taken after a period of reflection and relaxation is very productive and powerful. This type of action is more helpful to you than worrying, and will decrease your stress.
Practicing relaxation can improve your outlook on life, and your quality of life. Learning to just relax and let go is one of the most important skills we can ever learn. By practicing relaxation you can turn your inner world into one of peace and strength.