Take a deep breath and tense the muscles within your chest and abdomen, and then slowly exhale as you relax these muscles.
Flex the muscles in your back as you arch them on the floor or bed, and then relax and let the stress and tension go out of your back muscles.
How do you relax your muscles?
How to Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Forehead. Squeeze the muscles in your forehead, holding for 15 seconds.
- Jaw. Tense the muscles in your jaw holding for 15 seconds.
- Neck and shoulders. Increase tension in your neck and shoulders by raising your shoulders up toward your ears and hold for 15 seconds.
- Arms and hands.
How do I destress at night?
You’re so exhausted your eyelids feel like lead, but you can’t actually get yourself to drift off to dreamland.
11 Ways to Destress Before Bed
- Take time to wind down.
- Tune in if it helps you tune out.
- Tap into a higher power.
- Do some deep breathing.
- Take a hot bath.
- Brew some tea.
- Take a mental vacation.
How do you relax deep muscles?
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