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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Hand-holding as a benefit against pain and stress

Hand-holding promotes brain and heart synchronization, pain reduction, as well as a relaxation response in both persons.
Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

The relaxation response refers to the body and mind changes that happen when someone achieves a simultaneous physically relaxed and mentally alert state.
Cortisol Energy

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 characteristics of Zen.
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Reiki Frequencies and Schumann Resonances

¿How does Reiki work? The scientific research on Reiki suggests that the channeling phenomenon goes along electromagnetic biofields and low frequencies.