Wouldn't it be great if you could control your physical symptoms whenever you feel stress or anxiety? Our bodies react with the fight and flight response to something perceived as threatening or dangerous. Quite often we have learned this response over time to stimuli which are not actually dangerous like being afraid of going on a plane, worrying unnecessarily about future events that have not happened yet or all kinds of other more or less irrational fears. Some of the physical symptoms associated with the fight and flight response are:
- a racing heart
- sweaty palms
- adrenaline rush
- digestion/bladder issues
Today I would like to share this short audio with you so you can teach yourself controlled muscle relaxation. This exercise is called Progressive Muscle Relaxation - I recommend to do it at least once a day for two weeks and then as often as you like. You will get better at it and it is quite enjoyable for most people to take this time out of their day and focus on their mental and physical wellbeing in this way.
The controlled tensing and relaxing of the muscle will be something that will be helpful for you in times of stress or fear!
I hope you enjoy my recording.