The fast-paced lifestyle significantly elevates stress levels. We simply do not get the time to relax. Even when we get a moment to ourselves, our mind is plagued by a thousand thoughts.
We are seldom at ease. This is the reason so many people turn to meditation for relaxation. How to combat this situation? It is not only our mental health that suffers due to these rising stress levels. It is quite strenuous for our body as well. Indeed, people with anxiety and stress-related issues are at an increased risk of developing medical conditions like hypertension and stroke.
Something must be done to deal with this situation. Progressive muscle relaxation might just be what you need.
When your mind is shrouded with stress, anxiety, or any worry, your body tightens up. Your muscles become stiff, leading to chronic pain.
Have you ever noticed how often you develop neck pain when you are particularly worried? Maybe you didn’t realize that your headache is often associated with stress.
Muscle relaxation relieves the stress that your body is placed under due to your anxiety. It relaxes the muscles, thereby enabling you to feel more calm and relaxed.
This meditation is going to relax different muscles in your body.