The Easiest 5 Steps To Relax Before Bed

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by Stephen Guise | September 11, 2014 9:35 PM Most of us have found at one point or another that sleeping isn’t always easy. You might overthink your sleeping position, what happened that day, or worry about sleeping issues you’ve had in the past. All of these can make relaxation difficult and prevent you from falling asleep. Luckily, there’s one simple … Read More

Using the relaxation response to reduce stress

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Posted November 10, 2010, 5:33 pm , Updated October 29, 2015, 8:50 pm Ann MacDonald, Contributor, Harvard Health   The American Psychological Association has just released the results of its 2010 Stress in America survey. Among the findings: Nearly 75% of Americans who responded to an online survey said that their stress levels are so high that they feel unhealthy. … Read More

Relaxation Exercises and Mindfulness

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Relaxation Exercises

Deep-breathing exercises Many people have a tendency to breathe faster than normal when they are anxious. Sometimes this can make you feel a little dizzy, which makes you more anxious and you breathe even faster, which can make you more anxious, etc. If you practise deep breathing when you are relaxed, you should be able to do this when you … Read More

Different types of relaxation techniques

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Relaxation techniques

What are relaxation techniques? Our fast-paced society can cause people to push their minds and bodies to the limit, often at the expense of physical and mental wellbeing. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, 60 to 90% of all medical office visits in the United States are for stress related disorders. Such stress has damaging effects on … Read More

Relaxation Techniques for Health

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What’s the Bottom Line? How much do we know about relaxation techniques? A substantial amount of research has been done on relaxation techniques. However, for many health conditions, the number or size of the studies has been small, and some studies have been of poor quality. What do we know about the effectiveness of relaxation techniques? Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a … Read More

Relax your way to perfect health

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It’s a piece of advice that yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us. Now the hard science has caught up – for a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes … Read More

Rest, Relaxation and Exercise

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It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the hustle and bustle world that we live in. If you are in school, commuting to work and/or taking care of your family, time can seem to evaporate. Taking good care of your body and mind can make a difference in how healthy you are in general and how well … Read More

Relaxation: Tips and exercises to help you relax.

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How could relaxation help me? Exploring relaxation can help you look after your well-being when you’re feeling stressed or busy. Have a look at these tips and ideas to see how relaxation can fit into your daily life. Don’t worry if some ideas don’t work for you – just enjoy the ones that do: Take a break Focus on your breathing Listen … Read More

Fool-Proof Anxiety Relaxation Techniques

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Learning effective anxiety relaxation techniques is an important part of coping with stress and anxiety. These techniques won’t cure anxiety on their own – for that, you need a more extensive anxiety treatment – but they can reduce your anxiety during times of high stress, and the less anxiety you experience, the easier it is to cope with anxiety later. … Read More

Relaxation Techniques

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Need stress relief? Use these techniques to relax your mind and de-stress By Lisa Drayer, R.D. | September 26, 2007 Relaxing is all about getting your mind off of the stresses of life. Anything that will accomplish this can be helpful in making you feel calm and at peace. Here are some easy ways to feel more relaxed in your … Read More