In this series of Breath & Body, I will go through a series of breath work techniques and a variety of yoga stretches to target different areas of the body. These techniques and stretches are designed to help reduce stress and anxiety and help promote relaxation and awareness.

Progressive muscle relaxation is designed to increase tension in muscle groups and then release as a way of inducing relaxation. It can help you identify areas you hold tension in and be used as a practice to help relieve this tension. Try the whole practice when you have time, or use the concept to target your specific areas of tension when you need a quick release during your day.