How to relax your adrenals

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

I made a new Rage for Rageheart today.

How to relax your adrenals 🤯

That is…

How to work directly with your stress organs.


See, your adrenals are sort of like the engine of your stress response.

When it’s time to fight or run away or hell, send some emails to a potential client, your adrenals are part of what give you the energy to make that happen (or make you self-sabotage and procrastinate instead).

First, they release adrenaline.

This helps your body react faster to a threat.

Adrenaline makes your heart beat faster, increases blood flow to the brain and muscles and stimulates the body to make sugar for fuel.

If you can’t neutralise the threat with only adrenaline (ie. the stressor doesn’t disappear), your adrenals pump out cortisol as well.

Cortisol increases sugars (glucose) in the blood stream, enhances your brain’s use of that sugar, increases the availability of substances that repair tissues and down regulates functions that are nonessential or harmful in a fight-or-flight situation.

The adrenals (and the chemicals it produces) are wonderful things. They are a big part of the reason you and I are alive today 🤘

The problem is…

Adrenaline and cortisol are like sugar:

A little bit is essential…

…but too much leads to diabetes and all kinds of other scary shit.

Just think about what would happen if ALL you ate was sugar?

It wouldn’t turn out so good, would it?

Well, that’s what happens when we live in a state of survival due to stored survival stress from the past.

Our adrenals don’t get a chance to rest and adrenaline and cortisol flood our system at all times of the day.

And just like with a lot of sugar, a lot of adrenaline and cortisol is toxic to our system.

This is what leads to adrenal fatigue, burnout, insomnia and if it’s not addressed, autoimmune disorders and other conditions with inflammatory characteristics 🤒

I’m talking about ulcerative colitis, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic skin conditions, and other debilitating diseases that make people feel like shit.

Crazy, right?

This is the basis of the saying “stress kills”.

The question is…

What can you do about it?

Yes, you can meditate and journal and talk to your life coach… and all of those things may help a little…

…but in my experience, nothing beats working with your adrenals directly.

That brings me to Rage 36 – the Rage I made today for Rageheart.

In Rage 36, I show you how to use intention, awareness and visualisation to connect with your adrenals and get them to relax.

That means they pump out less adrenaline and cortisol and you feel a hell of a lot better 🥳

I wish meditation and self-help books and life coaching knew how to do this kind of thing because the world would be a far happier place… but right now, the only way to learn how to work directly with your adrenals is through Rageheart and one other program I know of.

For now, this is not widely known information.

My favorite time to “relax my adrenals” is right before bed as I find I fall asleep far quicker… and stay asleep too. It’s also great after (or during) a stressful conversation or event (like that after huuuuuuge fight with Mr Dad).

Anyway, if you want learn how to work directly with your stress organs (so you can relax your adrenals), sign up for a FREE trial of Rageheart today:


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