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Certain breathing exercises and body muscle relaxation exercises help
Practice relaxation exercises 10 to 20 minutes a day.
As you continue to breathe slowly and deeply, relax by doing the
following for another 5 to 10 minutes:
When your time is over, you can bring yourself back to alertness by
moving your fingers and toes, then your hands and feet, stretching and moving
your entire body. Sometimes people fall asleep during relaxation. They usually
wake up shortly afterward.
During relaxation, you can play soothing, relaxing music.
Always give yourself time to return to full alertness before you
drive a car or do other activities that might cause an accident if you are not
fully alert. Never play a relaxation tape while driving a car.
September 7, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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