Mindfulness Activity #96
Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Good Morning. This week we will be practicing a series of mindfulness exercises designed to provide stress relief and relaxation. These exercises can be used at any time, but if you are able to practice twice daily this week —in the morning and in the evening, that would be ideal. Completing relaxation mindfulness exercises each can be a really helpful addition to your evening routine and can improve falling asleep and staying asleep.
Try to complete this practice lying down. Cue up one of the following clips (I recommend the first if you have time). Follow the instructions of the instructor.
15 minute practice
6 minute practice
If you want to feel less tense throughout the day, simply tighten and relax your shoulders, then stretch your neck to each side, to the front and the back. Don’t forget to breathe deeply. Are you remembering to breathe in whenever stressed? Are you handling stress any differently? If practicing daily, you should begin to see some changes both inside and outside your practice times.
Hope you find some time for enjoyment and relaxation today!