Relaxation is indeed art. It is a skill and in the western world needs to be practiced to become a part of our natural way of being. Just like any skill, the more we practice it the better we get at it.
Knowing how to relax is an integral part of our wellbeing and there are many different techniques to guide us. I like to use the breath because the breath anchors us in the present moment.
How does it do this? Well it's pretty simple. We cannot breathe in the past or in the future, but only in the present moment. And all our fears, stress and anxiety come from a thought that is focused on a past experience or a fear of a future one.
Therefore, give this amazing short relaxation recording a go today and see how deeply you can relax.
Remember, less is more.