Deep Relaxation for Busy Professionals

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December 13, 2016

Do you have any of the following conditions ?

  • Stressful job with long working hours
  • Constant worry over small matters
  • High blood pressure/ Heart Rate/ Hypertension
  • Short attention span / Lack of focus
  • General anxiety, insomnia, inability to get restful sleep
  • Inability to be in the moment, always thinking of something else
  • Exhaustion – Physical, Mental and Emotional
  • Grinding your teeth in your sleep
  • Acid reflux / Acidity
If you can attest to three or more of these statements, then you are in need of a Deep Relaxation Workout. 

The inability to relax

A primary problem for people today is an inability to completely and fully relax. Most people have an inability to relax, no matter what the circumstances. There are many reasons for this, as we busy professionals are so consumed with work, emails and our electronic gadgets, that we forget to take care of ourselves. Consequently, in our effort to succeed, we ignore our own needs and requirements and loose that deep connection with ourselves that is so necessary for our well being and optimal performance. This can lead to early burnout or development of diseases such as blood pressure, hypertension, digestive problems, and in extreme cases, a nervous breakdown or depression. Consequently

Why do we need to relax? 

For optimal functioning, human beings have an imperative need for deep relaxation. Deep relaxation energizes us like nothing else can. When we can easily and effortlessly fall into deep states of relaxation, our minds can focus and function at heightened levels. To be creative, we need the ability to let our mind be empty or still for a while. In a spiritual context, this space allows us to connect with our radiant inner self, and it is also in this state we are most receptive to allowing Source energy through our energy centers and detoxifying our mind, body and spirit.

Benefits of Deep Relaxation Workout:
  • Greater mental health leading to higher creativity, productivity and intelligence
  • Higher ability to focus / better attention span/ Greater motivation
  • Emotional upliftment, Joie de vivre
  • Longevity – Yes! Ability to relax has a lot to do with how long you will live.
  • Peak physical health
  • Reach your highest potential

What is a Deep Relaxation Curriculum? 

This is a 12 session program, 75-90 minutes each, during which we will use various tools and techniques to work clients individually or in groups. A minimum commitment of once a week practice is required with a recommended bi-weekly practice. A combination of the following tools and techniques in our repertoire will be used :

  • Energization Workout to prepare your body for greater energy flow
  • Joints and glands exercises based on principles of Yoga
  • Pranayama based on Yogic principles
  • Meditation – guided and breath techniques
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Chakra cleaning and balancing
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Energetics Healing Sessions (1-2)
  • Guidance on nutrition and taking care of yourself

Our objective is to help prepare your body, mind and spirit to fulfill your highest potential.

To check your current ability to relax, do the following:

1. Check your resting breath rate – to do this, sit upright with your eyes open and count the number of breaths in three minutes. (Short option one minute) Dont effort in the process, just observe. A deep relaxation rate is 3-6 breaths a minute.

2. Try to focus on your breath and count to 30 breaths with one count being one complete inhale and exhale. See how far you reach with the count, before your mind gets distracted with thoughts –  The closer to thirty the greater your ability to focus and therefore also greater the ability to relax.

3. Lie down with eyes closed, and try to deaden your body to the floor/ bed. Try to let go of all tightness in all muscles in the body. Observe how easy or tough this process is. Are you able to fully relax all your muscles and be completely still?

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