Relaxation is an important part of self-care. We all experience stress, and need to incorporate techniques to counter its impact on our bodies into our daily routines.
Our body is typically reacting to stress long before we're consciously aware of it. As we become more adept at observing ourselves, we cultivate our ability to identify the early signs of stress. Regular meditation increases our awareness of both physical sensations, and the ways that our mind and body interact.