What is relaxation?

  • (noun): Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).
    Synonyms: rest, ease, repose
    See also — Additional definitions below


Relaxation stands quite generally for a release of tension, a return to equilibrium.

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Some articles on relaxation:

Social Anxiety - Treatment - Relaxation Techniques
... Relaxation techniques include breathing methods and muscle relaxation strategies ... When someone begins to feel anxious, breathing rhythms change from slow constant breaths to quick, short breaths (also known as hyperventilating) ...
Spin–lattice Relaxation
... Spin–lattice relaxation is the mechanism by which the z component of the magnetization vector comes into thermodynamic equilibrium with its surroundings (the "lattice") in nuclear magnetic resonance ... It is characterized by the spin–lattice relaxation time, a time constant known as T1 ... named in contrast to T2, the spin-spin relaxation time ...
Mindbody Relaxation - History
... The history of mindbody relaxation goes back two and a half thousand years to the origins of yoga ... But the modern history of mindbody relaxation begins with Dr ... In the 1920s he developed a technique called progressive relaxation, in which patients were taught to progressively relax their muscles ...
Cole–Cole Equation
... The Cole–Cole equation is a relaxation model that is often used to describe dielectric relaxation in polymers ... When, the relaxation is stretched, i.e ... is extends over a wider range on a logarithmic scale than Debye relaxation ...
... Relaxation stands quite generally for a release of tension, a return to equilibrium ... In the sciences, the term is used in the following ways Relaxation (physics), and more in particular Relaxation (NMR), processes by which nuclear magnetization returns to the equilibrium distribution Dielectric ... In mathematics Relaxation technique (mathematics), a technique for transforming hard constraints into easier ones Relaxation method, for numerically solving elliptic partial differential ...

More definitions of "relaxation":

  • (noun): (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers.
  • (noun): An occurrence of control or strength weakening.
    Example: "The relaxation of requirements"
    Synonyms: loosening, slackening
  • (noun): (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance.
    Synonyms: relaxation behavior
  • (noun): A state of refreshing tranquility.
    Synonyms: easiness
  • (noun): A method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount.
    Synonyms: relaxation method

Famous quotes containing the word relaxation:

    Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human race is imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)