Please click the audio files below to listen to the BodyMind Relaxation Programme. Right click to download the files to your computer.
Points to Remember when Relaxing
Correct breathing is a central element of all relaxation. Shallow(from the chest) jerkey breathing iis associated with anxiety and tension. Even, slow breathing is associated with relaxation and a calm state of mind. To use breathing in a positive way, one must learn to do two things; to recognise your breathing is shallow and jerkey and to learn how to breath in a calming way. Once it is looked for, it is easy to recognise shallow breathing. It is rapid, the chest moves quite a bit; the shoulders tend to rise, one has to sigh or take deep breaths from time to time. You should make a habit of noticing your breathing in situations where you feel yourself becoming tense. If you find your breathing is shallow you should:
This exercise, or part of it, can be used to counteract anxiety in every-day situations, and to prepare yourself for anxiety-provoking situations.
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