Have you ever found it hard to relax after school/work, or feel like you’re constantly on edge because of that project at work or maybe it’s just because exams are around the corner? It’s hard to stay composed during stressful or high-pressure periods, but if we don’t get stress under control, it can have severe long and short-term effects on us physically and mentally.
Contrary to popular belief, stress isn’t all bad, it triggers the “fight or flight” instinct, an acute stress response. It’s predominantly physical and involves the release of chemicals and hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline which offer assistance if we decide to flee (flight) or stand our ground (fight). It’s an excellent natural tool for avoiding dangerous situations, and has historically, helped humankind to survive. But, the issue comes when this response is triggered regularly in everyday situations such as school or work.
If this stress is left unchecked it can build up these chemicals and hormones in our bodies, which in turn are going to start becoming harmful to us. Long-term chronic stress and extensive cortisol can lead to health problems like a weakened immune system, weight gain, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Most notably, cortisol also interferes with your memory and learning which could be a huge detriment to students, making already stressful periods, more difficult. The effects of stress are so powerful studies have shown it even affects babies in utero and even linked with higher risks of premature birth. So, it’s important to learn new ways to handle and cope with stress day-to-day, to avoid this becoming a long-term problem.
Neeuro has introduced Galini, the newest measurable relaxation and stress management solution. This new relaxation app is a convenient pocket app that enables users to feel relaxed and mindful anytime, anywhere. With Galini, we’re taking things to the next level compared to other relaxation apps on the market.
Using Neeuro’s Senzeband to connect to Galini, the user is able to measure and track their relaxation and attention state, giving users tangible results to relaxation exercises. Using 3 different methods of relaxing; Listen, Breathe and Move, Galini offers flexibility and a customized experience for all.
The Listen exercise, for instance, uses music as a way of relaxation coupled with imagery of a tranquil scene that the user can choose from. Users are encouraged to picture the scenery, lay back with their eyes closed and relax with the music.
Using the real-time feedback from the Senzeband, Galini is able to tweak the frequencies to create a relaxing experience that is tailored specifically and the data that this provides can allow users to track how they have improved to tangibly see results and guarantee that their time is not wasted. Galini’s Listen exercises infuse dynamic audio frequencies into the music, creating binaural beats which affect brain waves when listened to. The Listen exercises have alpha frequencies of 8-12Hz which are in the range proven to make you feel present, focused and aware.
Galini promotes mindfulness which is defined as high relaxation and high attention. Being mindful helps you achieve peak performance in life and do things almost effortlessly with optimal results. Practicing mindfulness regularly not only reduces stress but contributes to higher brain function, increased focus, and clarity of thought, while lowering anxiety and improving sleep. Galini believes in prevention from falling into the vicious cycle of chronic stress, reducing chances of extensive health consequences.
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