Relaxation Skills Class
Relaxation is such an important foundation of healthy breathing that we're offering a new Relaxation Skills Class. The intention is to learn how to get relaxed and stay centered no matter what is going on around you.
This experiential 5-session class will cover physical, mental, and emotional relaxation techniques -- all grounded with conscious breathing.
At each session students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowing of relaxation in each aspect. We will start right in gently enjoying relaxing experiences early on in the first class.
The class is designed to build up to exploring ways to soothe yourself in challenging situations, and talk more about stress management at the end when we're in a different space where it actually seems possible. As Albert Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
We designed this course after seeing how difficult it can be for many of our breathing-retraining students to settle down and unwind.
At this place and time, there's constant stimulation bombarding our nervous systems. We all need to manage our physical and psychological well-being against stress. Relaxation is a skill that needs to be practiced and enjoyed like playing the piano or basketball.
The whole curriculum is designed to put you at ease. We're holding it mid-morning so no fighting traffic to get there. And if you miss a session - no problem! You will be given access to an online class with the same material.
This class is not currently being offered. If you're interested in it, please let us know!
To see our complete schedule of classes, click here.
What is the relaxation response?
"Your personal ability to make your body release chemicals and brain signals that make your muscles and organs slow down and increases blood flow to the brain.
"Drugs can do some of this for you, however they often have unwanted side effects. You can get your body to relax just as well without drugs while remaining conscious and aware at the same time. To be physically relaxed and mentally alert is the goal of the relaxation response."
~University of Michigan Health System"The essence of my method is in decreasing the depth of breathing. You would ask me how. The best way is through relaxation of the muscles that potentiate the breathing action."
~Dr. Konstantin Buteyko