Relax - tapping into the bodies relaxation triggers
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Relax - tapping into the bodies relaxation triggers

Learn movements, breathing techniques and tension release tricks to bring about deep relaxation of body and mind.
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
36 students enrolled
Created by Christopher Davis
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use movement methods to relax
  • Use movement to calm your mind
  • Use the 'tension to remove tension' method
  • Utilize breath and their breathing patterns to aid relaxation
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Requirements
  • There is no specific information or training that the student will need before beginning this course.
Description

Relax, de-stress and release tensions with this course, Relax - Tapping into the bodies natural relaxation triggers.

Chris draws on a deep personal connection with this subject, and the effects tension had on his life, to bring you a simple but profoundly potent set of techniques and principles to relax.

Tension can be the cause of a huge variety of problems including:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Muscular tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Back problems
  • Mobility issues
  • Depression of mood
  • Mental Stress

This course will teach you the movements, tension and breathing tricks to force your body to relax which can in turn help to calm and relax the mind.

You will learn hacks to remove hidden tensions from the body and how the breathing cycle can be used to guide the relaxation of your mind and emotions.

Some of these methods are specifically useful if you have an inability to get to sleep at night and can prove to be a great help for those with over active minds.

You don't have to suffer from tension or mental stress any longer, tap into the bodies natural relaxation mechanisms with 'Relax'!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who suffer with muscular tension
  • This course is suitable for students who may feel they have trouble relaxing
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
02:07:02
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Introduction
5 Lectures 20:03

Here we introduce the information that will be presented in this course.

Preview 03:04

Learn the nature and causes of tension as well as the differences and connections between physical, mental and emotional tensions.

Preview 08:15

In this course we present 3 methods to remove tension and aid relaxation. Movement, Tension to grab tension and breathing.

Intro to the 3 methods
05:44

How do the 3 methods presented actually work? This lesson will run you through how and why they work to relax us.

How these Methods Mitigate tension
03:00

Enjoy this free chapter on relaxation and how we remove tension from Chris' book 'The Tai Chi Code'.

Chapter on relaxation from 'The Tai Chi Code'
22 pages
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Movement to relax
9 Lectures 39:57

Using movement to create relaxation. This lesson will give you an overview of the methods to come.

Movement overview
06:26

Alignment is a big part of movement for relaxation and this lesson gives you a little trick to maintain good posture.

The body box as an alignment marker
06:35

An exploration of Alignment and the concepts of aligning the body from the 'Fundamentals of Internal Power Training.'

Alignment
2 pages

Using soft arm swings helps to release tension in the shoulders, one of the most common areas that we hold tension.

Movement 1 - Soft Arm Swings
05:16

This method is designed to quickly release tension in the shoulders.

movement 2 - fast shoulder release
04:26

Here we release tension in the back by hanging the spine from the hips. A really nice method for people who suffer with lower back problems.

Movement 3 - Spine hanging
06:49

Here, led by the breath, our body opens and closes like the waves lapping the beach.

movement 4 - expand and contract
05:03

This is the closing movement is used to end some forms practice in the Chinese Internal Arts and is a powerful centreing and relaxation exercise.

movement 5 - Closing method to lead relaxation
03:38

An summary and points to remember.

Movement Summary
01:44
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Using tension to release tension
4 Lectures 18:08

Tension to release tension? Seems Paradoxical but it is actually one of the most powerful techniques we can use, especially if we cant pinpoint where the tension lies in our frame or body.

Tension to release tension overview
05:55

How does the tension to release tension method work?

Tension release oververview
03:06

Instruction on tension to release tension

The tension release Method
06:49

Points to remember and a summary of the method.

tension release summary
02:18
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Breathing to guide relaxation
4 Lectures 22:54

The key to relaxation. This lecture will help you to understand why breathing is the most important way to lead relaxation.

Breathing Introduction
07:16

In this first breathing method we use the concept of 'water' flowing over the body to remove tensions.

Breathing method - water method
06:27

The 10 breath method of removing mental stress quickly.

The 10 Breath Method
05:09

Big Bird flaps Wings
04:02
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Training aids and material
1 Lecture 00:00

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Training Plan
2 pages
About the Instructor
Christopher Davis
4.7 Average rating
82 Reviews
5,952 Students
3 Courses
Health & Perfomance Coach, Author & Researcher.

Chris coaches and delivers practical training in Martial Arts, Body method development, Performance, rehabilitation and recovery in lectures and seminars around the world both online and live. Chris is a member of the British Association of Sports & Exercise Sciences and is the founder of MartialBody, an attribute based training system.

He studied a variety of martial arts for over 25 years and in this time has trained with a number of the worlds top martial artists and internal training adepts. Coaches aim is to give you the tools and techniques required to perform and feel your best, both physically and mentally.