What is relaxation?
Yoga practice is known to have calming effects on the body and mind, releasing tension in the body, slowing the breath and balancing the nervous system. However relaxation takes this a step further until there is no longer any tension in the body.
Yoga relaxation aims to completely relax the muscles, internal organs, glandular system, lungs, heart, nervous system and the mind. We can consciously control most of our muscles to create movement, but internally, the muscles in our organs can only be controlled when we practice certain yogic techniques. These techniques allow us to completely relax letting go of any tension or tightness in the body. Therefore relaxation is basically the absence of tension or tightness.