Relaxation exercises

Starting with a simple relaxation exercise will put you in the right frame of mind to start dealing with your stress. Paying attention to our breathing can be a good way to relax and focus our thoughts.

The two simple exercises demonstrated here can ease some of the immediate effects of stress - tense muscles, irregular breathing and poor concentration.

Try them every day for a couple of weeks and any time you feel stressed to see if you notice a difference.

For even more quick, simple relaxation techniques to help you manage stress, order your FREE five part Steps for Stress relaxation CD featuring renowned Scottish psychologist Jim White. For your copy click here.

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Muscle relaxation exercise

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