Howdy, everyone! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week. Have you ever noticed what a crazy world we live in? People are constantly stressed and running on empty. By the time you get home from work or the office, it is so hard just to relax. I have been having an extremely difficult time lately just relaxing to be able to get some rest or turning off the world around me. I am not a doctor by any means, but I do know that sometimes we are over medicating ourselves to sleep and relax.
Recently, I have been doing a little experiment on my own. Trying out different videos that can help you relax and find that zen. As I am typing this blog post, I am utterly relaxed to the point where for me it is almost scary. ASMR is a very old concept and is really hard to explain, hence the reason for so many skeptics. I don’t think that this is something that works for everyone, but I just had to share my experience with you.
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What is ASMR?
ASMR means autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is a response that is commonly described as having a narrow range of specific sensations and feelings. Sensations include tingles, chills, and/or waves in the head, and possibly other areas. Feelings include euphoria, happiness, comfort, calmness, peacefulness, relaxation, restfulness, or sleepiness.
ASMR is not something per say you go to school to learn but does have a very rich history. Might you remember Bob Ross and the show ‘The Joy of Painting’? Ross is considered to be the father or godfather of ASMR. Where you ever relaxed while watching Bob Ross? This just might be for you!!
When I listen to an ASMR video on YouTube my entire body relaxes, almost like it goes into a deep sleep on it is own. The next is the total euphoria. My body and mind are totally comfortable beyond what can be explained in words. My entire body is like it is floating on the water, calmly, and with no effort what so ever. I don’t get the “tingles or chills” per say, but I think when it comes to ASMR it is different for everyone, even some people experience nothing at all.
I wanted to just share a couple of examples of ASMR with you that I found on Youtube. I do hope that some of these might work for you and I would love to hear your experience on my social media. I find this so interesting how some feel nothing what so ever, while others do. One of my favorites is the WhispersRed. She has such a calming voice and really knows how to make magic happen. IF you want to learn about the entire history of ASMR head over to her site, where she explains everything down to the detail.