Progressive Muscle Relaxation

January 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Stress Management Techniques

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: How To Use This Technique To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that can help you to relax and unwind by tensing and releasing the muscles in turn. It can be used for relaxing throughout the day, or for helping your body to relax when you’re trying to sleep. Here’s a quick guide on how to use progressive muscle relaxation effectively.

Before You Begin: Before you get started, you’ll want to be in a comfortable position. This could mean sitting or lying down, as long as you feel relaxed and comfortable. Make sure you’re in a quiet place and make yourself comfortable. You want to be able to concentrate on the feelings and differences between tight and loose muscles.
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