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Relaxed or exhausted – what’s the difference?

Not rarelyDo we hear from clients that they accidentally nod off or even really fall asleep during the second part of Zenmove training, relaxation. Even though the process of falling asleep is something that many of us don’t find easy at all in our everyday livesäwe should try to avoid him in the relax box. The reasonforthis is that in Zenmove Training we aim for relaxation in the state of consciousness. Why,We would like to explain it to you in this article.

Relaxation is an individual state of low activation ofphysical, mental and emotional processes. When the activityof our body, our mind and our emotions.down, this usually also has a physiological effect. This means that our heart rate decreases, our blood pressure decreases, the tension in our muscles decreases and we release less stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.distribute In addition, the electrical activity and cortical activity of theof the brain is reduced. The brain activitycan be measured with so-called “brain waves“, which indicate different states of consciousness.can be read. WFor example, while the “theta” and “delta” waves occur only during sleep, the “beta” waves characterize the sleep cycle.-waves a state of alert to the point of alarm. -In the relxaingWe would like to reach exactly the state in between, i.e. in that our brain uses the so-called “alpha” signals.-Waves reached. Alpha waves dive into relaxed stateäThe first time you see the image, you will see it with your eyes closed, in the stage between sleep and wakefulness. Characteristic forür Alphawellen sind eine wohlige Entspannung, ruhiges, fliessendes Denken, eine zuversichtliche Grundstimmung sowie ein Gefühl der Integration von KöBody and mind It is not uncommon for alpha mode to be the precursor to falling asleep, which is why it is so difficult for grIt is not uncommonfor us to slip into theta and delta waves when we are more exhausted. the process of falling asleep. It is all the more important, therefore, that when we relaxexercise consciously stay with the words of the body scan and thus conscious.

Because the “Alpha” mode has aäusely positive effect on our brain. In it there is the least resistanceIt is the “energy saving mode”, so to speak, whichenables the highest form of regeneration.enables In this state verfur body has thegreatest capacity forself-healing – and that is exactly why we aim at it in the second part of Zenmove Training..

We can, of course,supportour body to enter this “alpha” state.-mode. Relaxation succeeds better when we were previously tense as is the case in the first part of Zenmove Training. This dynamic of tension and relaxation prägt our entire life and is ideally balanced. That is, we füe feel particularly good when we have a good balance between leisure and work, between closeness and distance, between tension and relaxation.

he example of falling asleep also makes it particularly clear how important and natOf course, rlich the alternation between wakefulness (tension) and sleep (relaxation is). However, sleep must not be equated with relaxation, since in both states.äChange different brain waves are found. “skipwe thus enter the conscious relaxation mode and fall asleep directly, then this testifies to an increasedSleep pressure. And that rather points toThe result is that we are more likely to be exhausted than relaxed, and thus do not experience the positive effects that conscious relaxation has on us.

As you now surely
as you have already noticed, relaxation is a tightrope walk. It is intended to improve our activity
but do not allow ourselves to be drawn into theAllow next level of consciousness to drift.
The good thing is: just like the training in the first part of Zenmove, it is also
the relaxation training is a matter of habit. Let’s practice them regularly
in, it will always work betterspanr