Preparing to Relax
You may find that using this activity just once leads to positive results. Regular practice may help you relax even more. We recommend you find a quiet, private space where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off cell phones and other potentially disruptive items. Get comfortable – lie down or recline in a chair. You will notice intentional pauses in the recording. These are to give you time to relax during the exercise.
If you have muscle spasms or pain, you may want to ignore the directions to tense those parts of your body. Use the time during those instructions to take a deep breath and relax.
The short relaxation activity takes 10 minutes. We recommend this when you need to unwind and then return to working or studying. The longer relaxation activity takes 20 minutes. We recommend this for deep relaxation and help falling asleep.