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Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Become more aware of physical sensations

Progressive muscle relaxation focuses on slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. It has been effectively used to control stress and anxiety, relieve insomnia, and reduce symptoms of chronic pain.

Try this exercise.


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Harvard Health Publishing. (2016). Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response. Retrieved from

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