Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body
Take a deep breath. Hold it for a moment, and then exhale. Feel more relaxed? Breathing exercises are one way to relax. Here you will learn about different ways to relax your mind and body. Being relaxed can help ease stress. It can also relieve anxiety, depression, and sleep problems.
- To relax means to calm the mind, the body, or both.
- Relaxing can quiet your mind and make you feel peaceful and calm. Your body also reacts when you relax. For example, your muscles may be less tense and more flexible.
- There are different ways to relax. You may find one or more ways help to you calm down and feel at peace.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry