December 10, 2009

Relaxation Day 3

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:44 pm by kellyfdennis

So, are you remembering to breathe?  I find myself doing the deep breathing more readily in the past couple of days. What did you think of PMR?  My muscles were a little sore this am…which isn’t unusual after PMR.  Muscles can become so used to being “tight”, that when they’re allowed to relax, it’s a work out for them!

Another item worth noting is, don’t be discouraged if you are finding relaxation difficult or if it’s not “working” for you yet.  That’s not uncommon either…keep at it!  However, there are a few people for whom relaxation can actually trigger anxiety or an emotional reaction which can surprise you.  If that happens and it’s distressing for you, talk to your counselor about it.  Sometimes guided relaxation from a professional can help you move through the anxiety or emotionalism it may cause.

Today I’m dedicating to practicing belly breathing and PMR.  When you believe that you have mastered PMR, you can move to doing the “short” form, which I’ll describe in another blog.

So, today is about breathing while tensing and relaxing our muscles!  Enjoy another day of lowering your anxiety.


  1. hope2be said,

    I’m trying to be patient with this…. everything in time. That is what I remind myself. The breathing is very relaxing for me, but the PMR is a little frustrating. I’m pretty sure this is due to my normal “tense” state. The good thing is that I know what I need to work on and I’m not running from it….that’s progress!!

    • kellyfdennis said,

      Yes, that is progress! One step at a time. I’m glad you’re following along.

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