Learning to Relax

These days very often you can hear: “Relax, just relax”. But how does one do that? One hundred years ago the American philosopher and psychologist William James suggested an experiment to illustrate the mind-body connection. Relax on your back and become calm. Once you have succeeded in relaxation then try to make yourself angry without straining or altering your body position. In other words, try to become angry without tensing your muscles, changing your breathing, clenching your teeth, raising your blood pressure or your heart rate or manifesting any other physical sign. Read more …