Did You Know That Progressive Relaxation Helps You Revitalise Your Brain Cells?

Having trouble destressing? Why not try progressive relaxation? Read on to know more.
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What is progressive relaxations?   

Progressive relaxation is an anxiety reduction meditation technique that divides the muscles in different groups and uses the muscle energy to reduce the stress and tension and help the body to naturally relax. Progressive relaxation techniques also helps in loosening these tensed muscles and relax. Especially helps those who suffer from depression, social anxiety disorder and acute stress.

Benefits of progressive relaxation technique:  

All of us feel stressed and it tenses up our body, making us feel tired and lethargic.  

  • Progressive relaxation techniques helps in relaxing our body muscles.  
  • It also revitalises the brain cells to become physically more active.   
  • Progressive relaxation is especially useful for those who are fighting stress, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, mood disorder.  
  • It is used along with other techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy and systematic desensitisation to cure depression and other related disorders.  
  • It even helps during pre menstrual cycle and reducing menstrual pain, as it helps the muscles relax which helps the blood flow more freely.   
progressive relaxation helps you revitalise your brain cells
 Progressive relaxation helps you revitalise your brain cells
How to get started:  
  1. Find a quiet place where you are free from distractions.  
  2. You can either lie down on the floor or use a comfortable chair to sit on.   
  3. Put on your headphones and listen to relaxing music.  
  4. Preferably wear loose comfortable clothes and also take off any kind of accessories that you’re wearing.   
  5. Rest your hands on your side if you’re lying down or on your lap if you’re sitting.   
  6. Now, close your eyes and take a few slow, even breaths.   
  7. Now start focusing on different parts of your body from top to bottom. As you focus on one part let your body relax.  
  8. As you continue, imagine all the stress and negativity leave your body completely.  
  9. It’s also possible that you might fall asleep in the process and it’s completely alright.  
  10. Relax, breathe and open your eyes whenever ready.   
Where can you learn progressive relaxation technique?  

Progressive relaxation is used as a techniques to cure depression, stress and anxiety. You can also practice it with many available online tools or even with personal instructors in meditation centres.  

Here are a few:  

Life With Colours – Mumbai, Maharashtra  

Spiritual Souls – Mumbai, Maharashtra  

Ananda Sangha – Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune  

ThinkRight.me – App  

FitMind – App  

What is the relaxation technique you use to help you destress?   

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