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2 Practice Relaxation Techniques

From Mayo Clinic Patient Education


    Relaxation techniques are easy to do and good for releasing tension.  But like all new skills, they take practice.  Be persistent and you will reap the benefits from taking time to relax. 


     Perform relaxation techniques 5-10 minutes at a time.  Practice them whenever you feel stressed or when you need to take a break.  


     In the next few issues we will provide more detailed ideas for specific relaxation techniques.  For now, take several deep breaths… in to the count of 4, hold for the count of 1, and then exhale slowly to the count of 6.  As you continue in the way, focus on slowing down your breath.


     Breathe in peace and love; breathe out, releasing worry, anxiety, and tension.  


      All is well with my soul.

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