“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”
What a great statement! Society can often cause us to feel guilty for investing in our time of relaxation and health, but risking our health and sanity will only hurt us in the end.
Even just a short 10 minute balancing ritual can provide extensive benefits to our well-being.
Some of the benefits to focusing on your time of relaxation include but are not limited to:
Slowing your heart rate
Lowering blood pressure
Slowing your breathing rate
Reducing activity of stress hormones
Increasing blood flow to major muscles
Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
Improving concentration and mood