The relaxation response is a common term developed by Herbert Benson and he thought of it as an antagonistic of the fight or flight response (this one activated by the sympathetic system).

It means being physically relaxed and mentally alert at the same time. Transcendental Meditation researchers even go further and think of the relaxation response as a hypometabolic parasympathetic fourth stage of consciousness.

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Reiki and Cortisol

Even though the Relaxation Response is enhanced during a Reiki therapy, this doesn’t always mean a low cortisol level.
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Zen and Meditation

Insights about the scientific discoveries regarding the effects of meditation on the brain, mind and well being. Origins and caracteristics of Zen.
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Reiki Frequencies and Schumann Resonances

¿How does Reiki work? The scientific evidence suggests a tendency to believe that the channelling might have to do with low frequencies of the body.