Lyn Hicks, health and beauty mentor at The Room at Meadowbrook, in Ottsville, is offering a four-week workshop, The Art of Relaxation, from 7 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday evenings, starting September 13 and ending October 4. Hicks will teach valuable and practical techniques she learned from four Himalayan masters to activate the parasympathetic nervous system––the restorative part of our innate health system––in order to retrain the human body to be in a state of awareness and relaxation.
The practical tools offered will support weight loss, stress management, anxiety reduction, body awareness and the state of being present, and will also increase daily pleasure and a sense of joy. Hicks, sharing about the process, says, “Learning how the body feels when it’s in a genuine, relaxed state, and learning how to apply practical techniques to achieve that feeling within minutes is a valuable tool. It allows us to naturally achieve this state throughout the day, so that well-being and rejuvenation become habits of the body system.”
Hicks is the published author of The Lotus Project: The Art of Being a Woman and a blog writer on health, well-being and practical living. She educates women and men in ways to relax and enjoy life, through tai chi, Aharaj yoga, nutrition, tantra of harmonious relationships, movement and energy management. Hicks also hosts a monthly woman’s circle.
“We are all in too much adrenal stress with cortisol flooding our bodies. Oxytocin, the hormone of relaxation, is the antidote that shifts us into the rejuvenation, restoration and renewal of the body,” explains Hicks. “Relaxation is the magic cure. Beautifully, the body wants health and will naturally bring in this state as we jump-start it with our awareness.”