Relaxation With Or Without Music

Relaxation music can provide an excellent source of stress relief. Unfortunately, you may not be able to access your favorite music during your moments of stress. How can you cope when that happens?

You can use other techniques to produce some of the typical effects of relaxation music. This approach may not be as effective, but at least your stress can be partially managed until you can reach a place and time where you can fully unwind with your favorite music.

Relaxation music works mostly through affecting physiological functions such as heart rate and breathing patterns. The tempo induces a slower pace that gives your body positive feedback, instead of the negative feedback cycles that can cause spiraling stress.

It may be more difficult to do when you have no music for assistance, but try to focus on deep breathing to start the relaxation process. Follow up on your success in deep breathing by visualizing stress leaving your body. That can help to slow your heart rate down.

Momentum is important. Once you make gains in de-stressing your body, try to find any aspect of your situation that keeps sending positive feedback to your metabolism – just like your favorite music would do.

Try practicing breathing and visualization at home, before listening to your favorite music. You may find that enhances the effect of the music, leading to even deeper levels of calm and inner peace.

Of course, you can always help your chances by loading your favorite music on a portable music player and keeping it handy for most of life’s stressful situations. If you do, remember to keep your player charged and ready. You don’t want your music player to add to your stress instead of defusing it.


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