Tensing and releasing muscles is a technique that is used to strengthen and release muscles, reduce stress and return the body and mind to a state of balance. Often combined with deep breathing and imagery, it is used by athletes, musicians and actors, as well as people rehabilitating from an illness or injury. Progressive relaxation uses this technique systematically to relax all of the muscles in your body.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief (personalrehab.wordpress.com)
- 5 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety (psychologytoday.com)