Posted on February 15, 2019September 19, 2019 by hsinWhat is relaxation? Most people think of relaxation as being engaged in non-work activities such as reading a book, playing a video game or watching a film. For me, the real relaxation is when body and mind are in a state of decreased activity in the sympathetic nervous system, decreased heart rate, blood pressure, brain wave frequency and metabolism and also letting go of all worries, tension and stress. Relaxation is not simple and is actually a skill like mediation that requires practice. It is not something that just happens automatically. It needs continuous engagement and consistency in order for you to feel it. It is important to relax in order to rejuvenate yourself. Why not join for our Spring Clean – Restorative Yoga and Reiki Workshop (Sunday 24th March, 1:30-3:30pm Price £30, Karma Studio). In this workshop we are going to let go of our heaviness from the winter blues, and get ready to welcome spring blossoms. This will be done with the Restorative yoga approach guided by Chris, amplified by Reiki from Hsin to help release the old energy and receive fresh universal energy. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that transmits the Universe’s life force to a person’s energy system. Restorative yoga and Reiki perfectly balance together our body, mind and spirit.