Will the latest trend in relaxation work for you?

The Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR for short, is becoming a huge trend because people claim they’ve felt it from ‘whispering women’ all over the Internet.

YouTube Star Maria has gained lots of followers claiming that she is capable of inducing ASMR ‘Brain Orgasms’.

ASMR is not a valid term. It is rather only a feeling that a part of the Earth’s population could feel. Some of them could feel some chills as the sounds trigger a relaxing sensation from the top of the head down to the spine.

However, there’s really nothing sexual about it.

The most popular non-female ASMR trigger could possibly be Bob Ross.

In his show painting trees and other areas, Ross’ voice and relaxing dialogue had led many to feel a snese of calm and cool.

Linda Craighead, PhD, a psychologist at Emory University, tells Yahoo Health that while there is “no scientific basis for this particular technique,” it’s possible that “what people are experiencing is akin to the phenomena associated with hypnosis and the relaxation response — so it may well help some people, particularly those who are more suggestible to hypnotic inductions.”

“There are lots of ways to trigger pleasurable feelings,” Art Markman, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Texas, tells Yahoo Health, “For example, the release of the hormone oxytocin is known to create feelings of trust and closeness with others. … Whatever the physiological basis of ASMR, it probably operates in the same way — that is, mechanisms that cause pleasant feelings are associated (for some people) with the soft sounds and soothing voices.”

Tried Spotify free? Loved the songs you’re hearing? Sick of shuffle? Sick of advertisements killing your vibe?

No, this blog post isn’t an advert for Spotify on my blog. I just want to highlight how great playlists on this service are when it comes to finding the right mood for yourself.

I myself have been an avid fan of Spotify especially when I’m looking for the perfect playlist for my ever changing mood.

When I’m working out, there’s that Running High Tempo 140BPM playlist that keeps me in pace.

For weightlifting and pumping that Iron, having some rock and even metal genres help amp up the mood.

While working in my desk, I listen to Electronic Study Music on Spotify, which helps me focus.

Here’s Mashable with some of the best playlists to work with, or to relax to!

Virtually any mood! Try it!

The Internet is now a separate, virtual world that anybody with a computer and Internet connection can travel in. Once only a network of information and data, it is today a landscape of virtual experiences, with instant communication between people through messenger services, and also different kinds of media to entertain. But the Internet can also help you relax. How so, read on!


1. Reading
If you own a tablet, you could actually buy books online. E-books cost less than actual books and applications found in most mobile Internet devices help your tablet function like a real book without irritating your eyes with the glaring light. Before you sleep, read a few pages and you don’t have to worry if you miss the page when you sleep; the device instantly bookmarks it.

2. Talking to Strangers
Your parents may have told you not to talk to strangers, but it would be safe if you talked from a distance. Communication services allow for anonymous chatting between one person or with many different persons. Talking to strangers, especially if you live alone, can be rewarding as they can help relieve your stress and you can at least have someone to talk to without consequence or prejudice. Just don’t share your financial information, home address and make sure to know how to hide your IP Address just in case.

3. Free Online Movie Streaming
Nothing is more relaxing than watching your favourite movie and watching some reruns if you feel like it. Internet websites that feature online movies streaming may require you to pay a small fee, but have all the access to old and new or even upcoming movies. This can be a fun way to spend your Sunday evening alone too.