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Practice 6: Evoking the Relaxation Response

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Building your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

Practice 6: Evoking the Relaxation Response

Taught by Professor Molly Birkholm | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

In this practice, you’ll learn how to trigger your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, your relaxation response, whenever you want to calm down. You’ll use your breath to continually invite your body to relax—and then notice your body’s response without judgment. These techniques are always available to you and can be applied at any time throughout your day.