The Benefits of Relaxation Training


According to the Mayo Clinic, relaxation training may have the following benefits:

• Slowing your heart rate
• Lowering blood pressure
• Slowing your breathing rate
• Increasing blood flow to major muscles
• Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
• Improving concentration
• Reducing anger and frustration
• Boosting confidence to handle problems

Some people are able to become very relaxed on their first attempt with relaxation training, but others require multiple attempts before they are able to achieve a greater level of relaxation. Practice relaxation training once or twice daily to get the maximum benefit.

Relaxation training helps to reduce the physical and emotional arousal associated with the fight or flight response that occurs in response to stress.