This article is adapted from a piece previously published on Beyond Blue’s Heads Up website.
Finding a sense of peace and calm in our day-to-day lives can be difficult.
Relaxation techniques can help to relax the mind and body and manage some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression. When you feel overwhelmed, try to realign your focus on the breath.Relaxation techniques can help to relax the mind and body and also manage some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
There are many types of relaxation, including breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, visualisation, meditation, mindfulness, and gentle physical activities such as yoga and Tai Chi. And the good news is, many of these techniques can be practised almost anywhere and at little or no cost.
Learning to relax can take a bit of practise but the more you practise the more helpful the relaxation technique will be.
Below is a video for a box breathing exercise – this technique is extremely popular all over the world. Feel free to adjust the timings to suit yourself.