In our fast-paced digital world, it’s easy to forget the value of deep, regular relaxation. Genuine relaxation of both the mind and the body is our only defence against the harmful effects of stress in our lives. No, scrolling through your Facebook page doesn’t count as relaxation. Neither does ‘unwinding’ with a video game or a smartphone app. These are nothing more than diversions that occupy your mind and, while they may distract you temporarily from The Things That Are Wrong With Your Life, they won’t produce the beneficial, physiological effects of true relaxation.
Regular mindfulness meditation, where the body is alert yet deliberately relaxed, and where the mind is emptied of everything except its focus on the breath, has been clinically proven to help repair DNA by lengthening telomeres – the tips of the DNA strand associated with ageing, disease and stress. We associate meditation with demanding disciplines like yoga and sitting cross-legged for hours so it seems beyond the reach of the ordinary person, but mind-body relaxation is possible in many different forms.
Do you remember that intense relaxation that comes with lying on a warm beach, listening to the rhythmic beat of the waves, and feeling like the sun’s radiant heat is relaxing you down to your very bones? Your thoughts literally melt away and it feels as if there’s not a thing wrong with the world. It’s now possible to recreate this experience in your very own home.
A portable far infrared sauna recreates the sun’s healing radiant heat without any of the harmful UV rays. A SunDynamica portable sauna, with it’s simple two-part dome construction, will easily recreate that relaxed, beach feeling because it’s designed to be used lying down. The sauna’s radiant heat is further enhanced by the tourmaline and germanium stones embedded throughout its interior. These stones continually absorb and then release additional amounts of infrared heat while the sauna is in use, releasing negative ions and increasing the relaxation benefits.
Turn down the blinds, light a candle and play some relaxation music while you’re in the sauna. Close your eyes and focus on the music track or on your breathing. Something with a recording of waves over soft, repetitive music is ideal. The SunDynamica portable sauna comes with an optional far infrared mat, so the body is heated from both above and below. The powerful effects of the far infrared heat will literally relax every muscle in your body. If you aim at two to three 30-minute sessions per week, and if you use this time to deliberately empty your mind in a quiet, relaxed environment, you will achieve the tremendous benefits associated with total mind-body relaxation and stress relief. Without realising it, you’ll actually be entering a meditative state while your body is being rejuvenated.
A SunDynamica portable sauna can start you on your way to regular relaxation and stress relief. The long-term benefits to your health could be priceless.