3. Now slowly, but at a decent pace, breathe in as deeply as you can.
Make sure that you’re filling your lungs with as much air as you can comfortably hold.
4. Next, with a nice slow even pace, exhale all that air until your lungs are as comfortably empty as possible.
5. Here is the key to it all.
While you are exhaling, relax every muscle and cell in your body and allow them to completely sink into the bed, couch, or floor.
Allow them to release from anything holding them up. Relax and release any and all of your muscles holding any part of your body up, or in place.
Coincide this relaxation with your breath, so that as you exhale deeper and deeper you relax more and more.
Then, breathe in again in the same manner and exhale again this time, focusing on even letting go of your facial muscles, your fingers, your toes, your internal organs, and everything in between.
As you breathe out, focus on relaxing and letting go of all tension, worry, stress, and muscle tension in your body as well.
On this next breath, even focus on letting go of the muscles holding up your scalp.
6. Keep doing this for between 30 and 60 seconds.
Relax deeper and deeper, letting go more and more with each breath.
7. be careful when you stand up again as you may need to catch your balance again for a short time.
When you relax this deeply, you’re even more relaxed than when you’re sleeping. Because even when you’re sleeping, your body is always attempting to hold things in place.
Here, you’re letting all of that go.
There you Have It
You now have a technique that you can use to de-stress anywhere you can take 60 seconds for yourself.