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Relax. Refresh. Recharge using Progressive Muscle Relaxation.

Do you feel aches and pains in your body when stressed or anxious? The body often responds to stress and anxiety with muscle tension. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a helpful method for relieving this tension and managing stress.

So, what is PMR?

PMR is the practice of tensing “a group of muscle as you breathe in and relax them as you breathe out,” according to the University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine. The method focuses on working different muscle groups. Practice makes perfect, and after some time of practicing PMR, you will feel yourself getting better at using this method to manage your stress.

PMR is also great for individuals of any age and ability, including children.

Ready to try PMR? Grab your children or try it on your own and click play on the video below: