▪ Respiration rate decreases.
▪ Sleep is deeper and is unhindered by disturbances.
▪ One’s feelings are more accounted for, with a better outflow of emotion.
▪Tension in the skeletal muscles is reduced.
▪ Memory and concentration improves highly.
▪ Fatigue is taken care of and eliminated.
▪ Oxygen consumption is improved.
▪ Energy levels rise.
▪ One’s self-confidence is brought forth.
▪ Stress levels greatly dip.
▪ Respiration rate decreases, keeping it more at an eased up pace.
▪ Psychosomatic disorders are reduced/prevented.
▪ Ideal time to do these routines is either before heading to bed or before sitting down for a meal.
▪ Sit comfortably/lie down (use a thicker layer if not comfortable) on a yoga mat; get one of these so that you can feel more at ease.
▪ Wear loose clothes and stick to cotton, being an airy material that will let your skin breathe. Sit barefoot before you begin.
▪ Sit in complete silence and avoid clashing thoughts and anything that will cause your mind to stress over something.
▪ Focus on nothing at all except for your breathing. Light a few aromatic candles to take the edge off before you begin. When you do begin, start with working your way from the bottom to the top of your body.
▪ Flex the muscles in your right foot, and hold it for 10 seconds before releasing it. You can use an audio CD to help with the instructions.
▪ Work your way then to the left foot, tensing it for 10 seconds before releasing your hold. Continue doing this for the areas of your body that are most tense like the abdomen, legs, neck, back and face.
▪ Follow a sequence from down to up, making sure you contract your muscles and release them in a span of 10 seconds. You will notice how the stress in these areas ebbs away, where doing it everyday will help you stay more calm, composed and relaxed.