muscle relaxation techniques

Muscle Relaxation Techniques

To release the tensions in your body, learning some muscle relaxation techniques will help. Let us explore the various muscle relaxation exercises...

With our hectic schedule, we have a hundred and one things to do. Living a hectic life can really cost on the body. One can suffer from insomnia, high blood pressure, less energy, muscle tension and chronic pain and other problem. All these health problems will add up to stress. Too much of stress can make you angry, frustrated and diffident. However, spending few days using some relaxation techniques can greatly help you let go of tensions in your muscles, joints and slow down your thoughts and relax you. There many techniques and one might suit you better than other. However, in this article the focus is on muscle relaxation techniques that will help you relax your body, which will calm down your mind, slow down breathing and relax your heart too. So, sit in a comfortable position and wear loose fitting clothes. Then follow the mentioned below steps and try out each technique. Techniques to Let Go of Stress in Your Muscles Here are three relaxation techniques which you can do anytime you want. Doing these relaxation techniques in the morning is a better idea. Because, performing any of these techniques help you to have a relaxed attitude throughout the day. Breathing to Relax
  • This is a simple meditation technique which you can do any time. So, sit down in a comfortable position. Once you are good with this technique, you can do it while lying down too.
  • Keep your hands in front of you in a relaxed position. If you want you can support your back.
  • Then breathe in deeply and slowly for few seconds. Hold the breath for 2 seconds and then breathe out slowly and hold for 2 seconds. Repeat.
  • This way feel the pause between two breathes, to deepen your relaxation.
  • Whenever you are breathing out, feel the tension in a muscle relaxing. For each body part or a body area where the tension is too much, repeat this exercise 5 times.
  • This way breathe relaxing every body area.
Tensing and Relaxing Technique
  • For this technique lie down in a comfortable position. Adjust your body for a minute till you have found that comfortable position.
  • Now, tense your feet as much as you can and then relax and feel the relaxation spreading in your feet. This way tense calves and then release them. Keep repeating for various body parts till you have reached the head.
  • There are many muscles in face so take special care when using this technique for face.
  • Make the face as tense as possible, keep tensing it longer and then release. Then feel the relaxation spreading throughout the face.
  • For few minutes keep lying down and enjoy this relaxed state. Then you can carry on with your chores. You can do this technique before going to bed and first thing in morning, to keep yourself relaxed all day long.
  • This can be a powerful technique to relax muscle when done properly.
  • So, lie down or sit in a comfortable position.
  • Then portray a place where you are relaxed and in harmony with your environment and yourself.
  • If you want you can have music playing in the background to help you visualize better.
  • Visualize you are in that place and are one with nature and are happy.
  • Keep visualizing for 10 minutes.
  • Then slowly open up your eyes and you will find yourself more relaxed.
Remember, that the art of relaxation is a skill which we need to learn. So, the more you practice it the deeper your relaxation will be, and the better your well-being will be. Hence, make these techniques a part of your everyday life to unwind yourself from tensions you are gathering everyday, so that you can keep your mind and body free from many accumulating stress.

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