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Daily regimen for soothing parasympathetic nervous system

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by rain, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. rain

    rain New Member

    I read about the parasympathetic nervous system in Steven's book 'Great Pain Deception' and am curious what aspects are involved in it as part of your daily practice.

    Here's what I'm working on:
    In the morning:
    Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=550&v=nBCsFuoFRp8 (Relaxation Response: Dr. Herbert Benson Teaches You The Basics)
    Progressive muscular relaxation audio:
    https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/counselling_services/stress_and_your_wellbeing/relaxation_recordings (Relaxation recordings | Western Sydney University)

    Several times a day: 4-7-8 breathing by Andrew Weil

    Afternoon:
    deep breathing while imagining being in a sunny forest and visualizing the oxygen seeping into parts of body where it hurts on the in-breath and relaxing those muscles on the out-breath.


    before going to sleep:
    Full body relaxation audio (~20 mins): https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/counselling_services/stress_and_your_wellbeing/relaxation_recordings (Relaxation recordings | Western Sydney University)

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Gusto

    Gusto Peer Supporter

    Looks like a perfect regime to me.. but don't stress if you don't always stick to it regimentally :)
     
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  3. HattieNC

    HattieNC Well known member

    Thanks for posting this. I was going to look for new relaxation audios and you saved me the time!
     
  4. Time2be

    Time2be Well known member

    Thanks! I will check those out!
     
  5. rain

    rain New Member

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