Those with anxiety and depressive disorders may actively resist relaxation, especially if they are more sensitive to shifts in negative emotions.
Researchers reveal the phenomenon of ASMR videos may have a positive physiological effect on viewers. The study reports those who experience ASMR have lower heart rates while watching the videos, as well as an increase in positive emotions.
A new study reports relaxation exercises strengthens coupling between brain areas associated with deliberate control, while mindfulness strengthens coupling between areas associated with sensory awareness and perception.
According to researchers, Tai Chi not only improves sleep health and reduces insomnia in breast cancer survivors, it also reduces depression and fatigue symptoms.