Here’s another useful article from the HelpGuide.org, a website that focuses on mental, emotional, and social health. This one is about relaxation techniques for stress relief. As the article points out: “There is no single relaxation technique that is best for everyone.”
Techniques addressed include: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness meditation, body scan meditation, rhythmic exercise, visualization, yoga, tai chi, and even self-massage. Many of these techniques are explored in a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) class. These classes are held at medical centers, health clinics, senior centers, and many other places. I highly recommend taking a class to find a technique that works for you!
Here’s a link to the article:
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief: Using the Power of the Relaxation Response to Reduce Stress and Boost Mood
By Lawrence Robinson, Robert Segal, MA, Jeanne Segal, PhD, and Melinda Smith, MA