Welcome to our Autogenic Relaxation Audio Recording!
As we wrote in our Mind your Own Mindfulness Part II article, Autogenic Relaxation (or Training) is a method of mindful meditation, which invites you to imagine that various parts of your body, in succession, are feeling heavy, warm, and relaxed. Autogenic Relaxation was developed in the 1930’s by Johannes Heinrich Schultz. He realized that when people enter a state of hypnosis, they report feeling sensations of warmth and heaviness. Autogenic relaxation, in turn, aims to mimic these sensations, and also fosters a deeper connection between mind and body. A meta-analysis[i] (a research study which involves reviewing all of the existing studies on a subject matter) showed that the psychophysiological response elicited through autogenic relaxation can have an impact on both our psychological (mood and cognitive performance; anxiety and depression) and our physical (high blood pressure, headaches/migraines, sleep) health. Many people report immediate benefits from practicing autogenic relaxation, including feeling more in tough with their body, feeling refreshed and rested, and experiencing a sense of calm and relaxation.
Below, you can find our autogenic relaxation audio recording and begin practicing immediately!
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[i] Stetter, F. & Kupper, S. (2012). Autogenic training: A meta-analysis of clinical outcome studies. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 27(1), 45-98.