Progressive Muscle Relaxation

In this article I’m going to talk about the best exercise in my honest opinion. My favorite exercise. It is called progressive muscle relaxation. Some of you have probably heard about it, but I’ll talk about it anyway.

This is the best exercise when it comes to relaxation for people battling anxiety and too much stress. It involves tensing and relaxing different body parts, different muscles.

Sounds fun, right? So let’s get started.

First you need to find some quiet and peaceful place. You can either sit or lie down in the bed. Then you close your eyes and just relax for few seconds. Put your arm to your tummy, and start breathing. Take a very deep breath with your nose. Hold it for few seconds and then breathe out.

Do it again, and pay attention how you are breathing. You have to breathe by using your tummy, not your chest. Your chest must stay still while your tummy gets bigger and then smaller again. Do this breathing exercise for few minutes.

Now we come to muscle tensing. Start with your feet. Tense them the best you can, hold them tensed for few seconds, and then relax them. That’s all you have to do. You will do the same with your other muscles. After feet, you will tense your legs, your arms, your hands, your tummy, your chest, your neck, your head, etc. One by one you will tense all the muscles in your body and then relax them. Tensing doesn’t have to be perfect, just try to tense as many muscles as you can.

Doing this exercise daily will make you more relaxed in social situations in your life. It will make you more relaxed in general whatever you do. I hope this little article was helpful.

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3 Replies to “Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  1. I have a cd that i play that does just that it is wonderful..with soothing sounds and a calm voice that guides you

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