CHAPTER 7

Relaxing your body and mind

How do you like to relax? Assuming that you do relax somehow, of course… Do you sleep? Run? Socialise? Do something creative? Get outdoors?

We all have our favourite ways to unwind. However, it can be a bit hit and miss. What works for one person may be less effective for someone else. One survey revealed that some people relax by surfing the internet or making lists of things to do – the rest of us might find both these things have the opposite effect! And an activity that relaxes us one day may not be so effective on another.

So, in this chapter we focus on techniques that are specifically designed – and scientifically proven – to produce deep relaxation of both body and mind, no matter how you’re ...

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