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Learning how to relax can take a bit of hard work… but using techniques such as deep breathing and meditation can really help you in the long run.

There are many relaxation techniques you can use to help to combat stress and anxiety.

1. Yoga

People have been practicing yoga for over 2,000 years, and it is a great way to manage stress, providing both physical and mental relaxation. It is suitable for people of any age, and is as much a philosophy as a form of exercise.

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2. Deep Breathing

Deep breathing techniques are easy to learn and can be performed nearly anywhere. One simple exercise involves sitting comfortably with your back straight and breathing in through your nose to a count of ten, counting to five while you hold your breath in, and then exhaling through your mouth to a count of ten.

3. Meditation

To meditate effectively does take a little practice, but once mastered it is one of the most effective ways to relax and should ideally de practiced on a daily basis. Basic meditation involves nothing more than focussing of your thoughts on a particular area, whilst mentally letting go of your stresses and anxieties.

Learning how to relax with anxiety will help you lead a better quality life. There are many simple things that you can do to relax… it’s up to you to try new things and figure out what works the best for you.

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