Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Stress Management for Body Tension Reduction

By Jeanette Griffin

There are many methods for reducing stress. Progressive muscle relaxation is used for reducing overall body tension. So what is it? PMR is a tension-reducing technique that takes the participant through a sequence of tensing and relaxing of specific muscle groups. The participant begins with the muscles in the face, tensing all of these muscles and holding the tension to the count of ten. They will then allow these muscles to relax for a count of ten. They will repeat the process working through each set of the muscles until all of the body has been relaxed.

With regular, dedicated practice, PMR can help you become familiar with your body’s tension habits...Read more...

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