The Relaxation Solution is a guidebook to discovering how the modern world has taught us to make ourselves tense, and how we can stop it, let it all go, and truly relax.
Our environment today is dominated by stressful situations. Family life, financial trouble, illness and job demands are all significant sources of stress. People learn to respond to stress by tensing up. Originally a valuable self-protection mechanism, this habitual response is now making them anxious and ill.
The Relaxation Solution provides a new approach to mindfulness, a set of exercises and meditations that gently and effortlessly guide the reader to experiencing freedom from tension. When practiced, these exercises reverse the habitual, unconscious tension response and instill a new habit of relaxation.
Includes exclusive online access to 35 minutes of guided meditation audios.
"If you want temporary relief from worldly tension, take a hot bath. If you want permanent mindful relief, read this book."
–Rolland Smith, poet, author, 11-time Emmy Award-winning TV journalist
"This is my favorite mindfulness book. It's written with a light touch, and we can feel Steve's generosity and good cheer shine from every page."
–Greg Goode, PhD, author of The Direct Path and After Awareness
"The Relaxation Solution is written from the standpoint of a caring friend."
–Terry Stevens, multi-exhibited fine artist and stroke survivor