Find a relaxation teacher
- Yoga classes, meditation courses, or relaxation courses at community health centres or adult education classes are all suitable to try.
- Some general physicians and psychologists offer individual physical relaxation training.
- There are plenty of commercial videos and cassettes on relaxation exercises. You can follow the instructions and exercise at home.
Instant Relaxation — “The Quieting Response”
|Step 1||Smile inwardly (that is, imagine yourself smiling, especially smile with your eyes)|
|Step 2||Think: “Alert mind, calm body”|
|Step 3||Take an easy, natural breath|
|Step 4||While breathing out, relax your muscles (first your face, then shoulders, then feel the wave of relaxation and warmth flows down to your toes.)|
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