Relaxation for rugby players, 50% of your time should be spent relaxing, taking it easy, resting and switching off……..
The importance of relaxation in the arena of Sport is as fundamental as the role of fitness, training, studying and practicing, and the long list of areas that are essentials. As essential as relaxing and taking it easy. Overload is an absolutely real phenomenon, and some people of all types of dispositions and temperaments do experience overload for many diverse reasons, not least of which is the in some cases the very activities which build items such as endurance, such as mental agility, practicing scenarios, general training and the long list of inputs to sports performance. As a rule of thumb begin by working into your day to day life a schedule of switch off and relax times (not counting your daily sleep cycle) , amounting to begin with 30% of your time, this could mean a slow short walk in nature, and the purpose of this page is to name and list some of the most accessible and helpful ways to essential de-stress, relax, switch off and take it easy and lowering your heart rate .
A short (1-3 miles leisurely walk): This can be performed in your neighbourhood, perhaps locating a small forest near your home and walking a trail, breathing fresh air and smelling the forest and seeing nature, perhaps exploring a coastline, sitting along the way and resting, bringing that body rate down.
Fishing, perhaps there is a river near your home or lake, grab a fishing rod head off there and sit for a few hours fishing, perhaps light a small fire or bring a flask of hot water with a few herbal infused teas, sit and enjoy nature.
Yoga at home or outdoors, accompanied by perfumes and if possible a diffuser with essential oils both of which have been shown through clinical trials to relaxe and de-stress, perform yoga daily and work this important range of techniques for 30 mins to 1 hour, again bringing the body into the optimal rest & relaxation zones.
The benefits of these cannot be overstated, and there are many many more