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Audio relaxation exercise

Calm your body and mind in times of stress with relaxation and controlled breathing.

Our new audio relaxation exercise combines muscle relaxation with the controlled breathing technique. Practising them together helps your mind to associate relaxation with controlled breathing. This means that when you need to relax quickly and easily you can take a slow deep breath in, from the bottom of your lungs, remind yourself to relax and release the tension from your muscles. Like any new skill, relaxation does take time to learn.

Practise every day at least once a day for 10 days to 2 weeks to get the most from the technique. This exercise lasts 15 minutes.

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