Thursday, September 27, 2007

Relaxing at Work

From Relax: Techniques to Help You Achieve Tranquility:

Practice this basic technique twice a day, every day, and whenever you feel tense. Follow these steps:
  • Inhale. With your mouth closed and your shoulders relaxed, inhale as slowly and deeply as you can to the count of six. As you do that, push your stomach out.
  • Allow the air to fill your diaphragm.
  • Hold.
  • Keep the air in your lungs as you slowly count to four.
  • Exhale. Release the air through your mouth as you slowly count to six.
  • Repeat. Complete the inhale-hold-exhale cycle three to five times.