Relaxation exercises are techniques used to restore calm and balance to persons
who are experiencing anxiety and stress. While you may not be able to avoid
stress, you can surely control it by doing various relaxation exercises.
Think of a relaxing place or a calming person. Imagine yourself at that place or in the company of that person. For a minute or two, think about how that person or place makes you feel. Now let those feelings take you over.
Indulge in the relaxing or happy mood for a few minutes. When you are through, gently come out of those thoughts and feelings.
Close your eyes and let your mind’s eye focus on the tip of your nose. Breathe in through your nose and out through your nose. Notice that the air coming in through your nostrils is cool while the air going out is warm.
Keep doing this for a few minutes and if and when your mind wanders, just gently bring it back to your nose.
Close your eyes and focus on a word – be it ‘peace’, ‘serenity’, ‘strength’, ‘freedom’. A word that relaxes or empowers you.
While you gently breathe in
through your nose and out through your mouth keep repeating that calming or
empowering word in your mind and embrace all the feelings that it brings out in
Smile! Smile and remember that God does not give you more than you can bear.
Smile and give thanks that you are not worse off physically, mentally or financially. Smile and remember that tomorrow has its own share of problems so take things day by day.
While these thoughts go through your head take a gentle
deep cleansing breath and then let it all out.
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