Guided relaxation is a great way to calm the nervous system during intense times but you will get the most benefit when you begin to practice daily. Consistent practice builds the muscle memory and the breath capacity to take a few deep breaths and calm your autonomic nervous system in the heat of the moment. It's a power tool for humans.
Start by practicing after a workout or at a time when you're not sleepy but in need of a recharge. Set an alarm in case you fall asleep and let that be a sign that you need to prioritize more rest at night. Do this before reaching for an energy drink and notice stabilization of your mood and energy levels. Click image to listen on YogaInternational.com.