Generally relaxation refers to the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Contrary to what most people think, that watching TV and sleeping is a way of relaxing, relaxation is an act that has to be implemented and maintained. It is often defined by the stimulation of the relaxation response. This may be through meditation as it is known to be efficient when used as a relaxation technique.
Relaxation techniques give a person a platform to relax all the major muscles in the body. This is done with an objective to stay as relaxed and calm as possible. Tension should be released from the body. Deep breaths help make the participant experience relaxation throughout the whole body. There is then a feeling of softness and ease that emerges. Moving attention slowly through the body and breathing whilst gradually extending the exhalations are all forms of relaxation.
Meditation on the other hand allows you to let go of the worries around you and explore the moment. There is often a mental, physical and emotional improvement noticed by those who engage in it. It cannot just be done anywhere; in order to execute this effectively it is necessary to find a place away from any kind of distractions such as noise, devices and friends and family. The meditation process involves concentration, mindfulness and contemplation. It is not just about “switching off”. It is about building a lasting relationship with you, getting to see things as they really are, hence separating yourself from the conditions and thoughts affecting you.
The freeing aspect of meditation can be seen in a variety of ways: from merely psychological to something deeper in spirit. The mind may seem to dawdle into some other things, but later, after conditioning your mind to prioritize on the time there and then, you will realize that there has been a conversion to a soothing moment. There is also a chance to identify yourself and the potential in you.
Do not strive to meditate because the effort can bring about anxiety, pressure and agitation. Therefore, meditation is all about learning to purposefully relax your body.
Often it is recommended that people take twenty to thirty minutes of your time to meditate, although first timers may find this period too long. It becomes easier and will appear to las for an even shorter time when done consistently. Meditation should be encouraged as it is essential for relieving stress, bringing about quality sleep and most of all boosting the immune system thereby controlling blood pressure and lowering blood cholesterol in the body. Basically, meditation and relaxation are necessary for a happy and healthy life.