Relaxation techniques

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O relaxation it can be understood as a combination of physical and psychological distensions that promote a state of tranquility to the individual. In a simplified way, we can say that relaxation can only be achieved when body and mind are in harmony. For this, the relaxation techniques employed aim to ensure adequate breathing, muscle distension and light thoughts.

  • Relaxation exercises

  • Relaxation techniques in psychology

  • Relaxation techniques at work

  • Relaxation techniques for sleeping

Relaxation exercises

There are a number of exercises and techniques for promoting relaxation. Among others, we can highlight the meditation techniques, yoga practice, stretching exercises (on waking and during the day). More broadly, the practice of physical activity, good nutrition and the separation of time for leisure and family life are also keys to long-term relaxation.

Relaxation techniques in psychology

Psychology employs relaxation techniques for patients suffering from anxiety, stress and other ills. One of the best known techniques is Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation, which leads to greater muscle control by the patient. Another widely used technique is diaphragmatic breathing.

Relaxation techniques at work

At work, ideal for relaxing are stretching techniques, mainly in the shoulder and neck regions. In addition, if you spend a lot of time sitting, try to get up every hour or two and, if it is not possible, lift your heels, leaving your toes on the floor until you feel your calf stretch.

Relaxation techniques for sleeping

Sleeping and having a comforting night of sleep is difficult for many people. Insomnia sufferers often resort to medication or leave the television on to try to fall asleep. The ideal, however, is to seek to relax in a natural way. For that, you must create a peaceful environment in your room, with little light and sound. Then do mental counts, imagine quiet places you have visited and make small circular movements with your hands and feet to relax.

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