Repetitive prayer--like the rosary--breaks the train of everyday thinking and evokes the relaxation response
, which counteracts the harmful effects of stress," Benson says.
A 2013 study by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center showed that the relaxation response
actually changes how genes involved in immunity, metabolism and insulin are expressed.
max] of relaxation response
to SNP of aortic rings from the Sham-V, RAC-V, RAC-E5, RAC-E10, RAC-E20, and RAC-E30 groups (figure 1C).
To analyze the potential impact of mind-body interventions, researchers compared patients who participated in a relaxation response
program with those in a control group.
The addition of SFTE to the atherogenic diet improved the aorta relaxation response
compared to that of the atherogenic diet without SFTE (the decrease relative to the basic diet was 26%, p < 0.
Regular practice of the relaxation response
could help you reap truly lasting health benefits.
On every track," explains Gaynor, "the frequency of the crystal bowls differs significantly in terms of what's heard in each ear--which creates a relaxation response
in the brain that can be measured by multiple different modalities including heart rate variability and skin resistance.
Hatha Yoga combines yoga postures with the relaxation response
, meditation and confidence-building techniques.
After seven years of helping Upstate residents find relief from stress, addictions and phobias, Lee has combined experience, technology and hypnotic technique to retrain the brain to efficiently elicit the relaxation response
Relaxation is the ultimate stress management technique since the relaxation response
is the opposite of the stress response.
1) The negative effects are counteracted by evoking relaxation response
Pharmaceutical companies create drugs that produce the relaxation response
in the form of anxiolytics, antihypertensives and other medications that work specifically to produce parasympathetic stimulating effects.