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Currently I have only used relaxation techniques, outside of my yoga class setting, once. But I'm trying to do better. So make sure to check me on that! Here's a quick run-down of what to do.
- Go somewhere where there isn't a lot of noise (or use ear plugs) or a lot of light
- Lay down on a mat (corspe pose)
- Get comfortable
- Avoid any and all interrumptions. Do this only when you won't be disturbed. Like when the kids go to bed if you're a parent, when you're alone in the house...be creative.
- Close your eyes and start to calm yourself
- You begin by consciously thinking of different parts of the body and attempting to stay focused and to not move
- Don't rush this
- Begin with the feet and the legs and start to relax them more and more and more...
- Move onto the stomach and the chest and relax them more and more...
- Relax the back, the arms and the shoulders, then the neck
- Relax the different parts of the face, the lips, the cheeks, the eyelashes, between the eyes
- Each time you exhale you should feel the parts of your body relaxing even more
- In the first session I would just concentrate on relaxing my feet.
- The following session I would concentrate on the feet and legs
- Then the bladder and stomach in the next and so on.
- Simply tense a part of the body for five seconds and then release.
- Each session only lasts about 10 minutes.
- The first session you start by tensing the right leg, release, and then relax for 1-2 minutes.
- Tense the same leg again then release, then tense and release for the entire 10 minutes.
- The next session you repeat the same.
- Not until the third session do you move onto the left leg. It goes on like this until you hit each part of the body for a total of 20 sessions.
I hope you enjoyed your Daily Fitness Tip and will add it to your Recipe for Health