From Adrenal Fatigue by James L. Wilson:
In the late 1960’s a Harvard cardiologist named Herbert Benson M.D. began a series of investigating the physiological changes that take place in meditators while they are meditating. He called these changes collectively the relaxation response. From these studies he discovered that no matter how the relaxation response is elicited, the resultant internal changes are quite consistent. The body shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous system dominance; breathing, heart rate, and oxygen consumption slow down; muscles relax; the brain predominately generates the slower alpha waves that produces the relaxation response, and blood pressure may drop. These changes occur within a few minutes of beginning an activity that produces the relaxation response, whereas they happen very gradually over hours while sleeping and often not at all while engaging in a leisure activity.
Of particular relevance to adrenal fatigue recovery is that during the relaxation response, stimulation of adrenal glands diminishes so they can rest, and, in addition, all tissues in your body become less sensitive to stress hormones secreted by your adrenal glands. This means that every part of your body has a chance to return to normal and recuperate instead of being constantly on red alert. Methods for producing the relaxation response are described in detail n many widely available books and courses.
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Sharon West, RCR