“Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief” (HelpGuide.org)

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
April 2017