When trying to ease pain, you can use remedies that work on both your body and
mind. Learn more about these 3 simple techniques and give them a try. Remember
to talk to your doctor before beginning or revising any exercise regimen.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
PMR is a type of relaxation technique. It works by tensing and relaxing all
major muscle groups, one at a time. It is intended to help the body to recognize
the difference between tension and relaxation. To give it a try, lay down, close
your eyes and start the process with your feet. Tense each muscle group for 5
seconds, then release for 10 seconds, concentrating on how the muscles feel
before and after the exercise. Then work your way up your body one muscle group
at a time finishing up with your face.
Deep breathing can induce a relaxation response in your body, which in turn may
reduce stress and lower blood pressure. The practice involves taking deep, slow,
Yoga may benefit those who suffer from back pain and may help improve overall
physical fitness and well-being. Get started with a beginners podcast or video,
or enlist the help of a local yoga instructor near you and you’ll be Ohmming in
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