A few days ago, I was doing some research for my up and coming workshop on Yoga Nidra, during this exploration one thing that dawned on me was the degradation of human consciousness we experience today is highly linked to the immense tensions in the body-mind system.
You may think that relaxation is very simple, just recline your body and shut your eyes! Not really! Others use many sensory diversions such as drinking a cup of coffee or tea, light a cigarette or read newspaper, a book or watch television in the disguise of relaxation. But these will never suffice as a scientific definition of relaxation because true relaxation is actually an experience where you must remain in awareness. Modern men have forgotten how to relax consciously.