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Ready to take control and take action to de-stress your life?
Now that you identified your stressors and underlying root causes and connected the dots between your stressors and your current health conditions, it’s time to de-stress back to natural health and optimal wellbeing. In the context of My Wellbeing Compass, “de-stressing” refers to resolving the root causes that underly your chronic stress, stimulating your natural self-repair mechanisms back to action, and restoring your birthright state of inner balance (or homeostasis).
Resolving physiological stressors alone will get you only halfway to the “promised land”. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is transforming your limiting thought and emotional patterns as well as learning to cultivate a state of relaxation response– a physical state of deep rest that will completely alter your physical and emotional responses to stress– on a regular basis.
Scientists have shown that practices, such as mindfulness, meditation and prayer, lower heart rates, blood pressure and oxygen consumption, and they alleviate the symptoms associated with a vast array of conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, insomnia, depression, infertility, cancer, anxiety, even aging.
Latest research by Herbert Benson, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, published in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE, suggests that practicing relaxation response techniques can actually lead to genomic activity changes.
In the study, his team of researchers looked at how the relaxation response affected each of the body’s 40,000 genes and found that, compared with a control group, those who regularly used the relaxation response induced anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory changes that counteracted the effects of stress on the body.
In short, de-stressing your mind-body continuum will enable your body to go back to its natural state of self-balancing, self-correcting and self-healing!
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