Reiki and Stress Relief

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Effects of Relaxation Response

Offers a natural balance to counteract the undesirable manifestations of the bodys fight or flight response

Decreases sympathetic nervous system activity

It all begins with breathing . . .

Oxygen is taken in with every breathe.  It:

Purifies the blood, removing waste products
Regulates digestion, nourishing organs
Helps raise energy levels
Lowers impact of stressful situations

Relaxation Response

Four essential elements:

A quiet environment
Phrase repeated over and over
Passive attitude
Comfortable position

Proper Breathing

Though not necessary to sit in cross legged style

Best to breathe through nose,mouth closed
Chest and abdomen should move together
Exhale from the mouth
Long, slow deep breaths