This heading may seem like a contradiction in terms. How on earth is squeezing anything going to allow for relaxation to occur? Surely it will generate more tension, won’t it?
Well, not necessarily. Indeed, combined with focused breathing it is a great tool to alleviate stress and will help those stubborn tense muscles to let go!
It is a common affliction for many people to have unnecessary muscular tension throughout their bodies and this becomes norm. Hectic lifestyles and sedentary jobs all contribute towards tension in body as well as bad posture.
This being case it may sound ludicrous to suggest creating more tension by squeezing. However, it is by initially squeezing that a wonderful physical contrast is created leaving body feeling more tranquil. Also, once you have experienced difference it will also encourage you to consciously become less tense and to use less energy when going about everyday tasks.
Below are some simple instructions that can be instantly used to experience how squeezing muscles and breathing in a specific way can help tension to subside!
1. Sit or stand comfortable.
2. Inhale and squeeze a muscle group.