The ability to remain relaxed in all situations is integral to cultivating higher perceptual awareness.
Balance and harmony and relaxed alertness are cultivated in various marital arts, meditative, and yogic practices. Tai Chi Shigong (link on the right side of blog) is a good place to start building balance/harmony and relaxation.
It is very easy to get so lost in the search for the perfect practices that one looses track of the original intention to develop balance – relaxation – and harmony.
It is important to hold firmly onto the original intent to remain balanced, relaxed and harmonious as you search for and cultivate various disciplines. Don’t give up the harmony, balance and relaxation that is naturally inside of you in pursuit of phantoms that are really desires.