Relaxation techniques are methods that helps a person to relax.

Practising relaxation techniques can reduce stresss symptoms by:

  • Slowing your heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Slowing your breathing rate
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Boosting confidence

To get the most benefit, use relaxation techniques along with other positive coping methods, such as thinking positively, finding humour, problem solving, managing time, exercising, getting enough sleep and reaching out to supportive family and friends.

In general, relaxation techniques involve refocusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body. It doesn’t matter which relaxation technique you choose. What matters is, try to practice relaxation regularly to get the best of it’s benefits.