Stress is necessary aspect of life. You need stress for creativity, learning, and your very survival. Stress is only harmful when it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium that your nervous system needs to remain in balance.
Stress expresses itself in several different ways. Physical signs may include increased blood pressure, heart rate, and blood flow to the extremities, perspiration and muscle tension. Mentally, stress causes anxiety, tension and hyper alertness. Prolonged, unmanaged stress leads to irritability, loss of concentration and a weakened immune system. Learning how to relax can counteract this stress response.
By releasing both physical and mental tension, relaxation restores the mind and body to a balanced state. Breathing exercises, stretching, repetitive movement and progressive relaxation all soothe the body. Guided relaxation can instill peace of mind,especially when combined with physical relaxation. Striking a balance is the key.
Our gatherings, which are held once a month, include the following topics: Loving and Nurturing Yourself, Renewing Your Spirit, Bringing Balance to Your Life and more!
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