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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES(1)





TECHNIQUE PURPOSE EFFECTS

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Deep muscle Relax muscles and Better sleep

relaxation internal organs Energy recharge

Normalizes functioning of internal organs





Deep-breathing Relax muscles Energy recharge

exercises Vasodilation Deeper breathing

Less tension





Meditation Relax muscles Energy recharge

Feel calm and in Improved health

control Less tension

Less irritability

Better sleep





Stretching Release tension Muscles more

exercises Increase flexibility flexible









Biofeedback General relaxation Biological self-

Relax specific muscles regulation

and organ systems Less tension

Improved healing





Autogenic General relaxation Increase blood Training Lower blood pressure circulation

Increase warmth of Less muscular

limbs tension

Improve circulation Lowered blood

pressure

Better sleep













1. From Live After Stress by Martin Shaffer, Plenum Press, New York.