Thursday, December 22, 2011

Short Exercises for Relaxing, just for you!

Relax and Refresh

If you're like most of us,  leading into the Holiday's can be and is extremely stressful,  as there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day.

Here are a FEW  quick and easy
Short Exercises for Relaxing!

Short Hand Massage:
  1. Lubricate your fingers with a small amount of Body Butter
  2. Start from your wrist, working towards your fingers
  3. Follow the contours of each hand with strocking movements
  4. Gently, slowly squeeze and stretch your fingers one at a time from the left little finger over to the right little finger.  (Always rub "up" the fingers from the knuckle to the nail)
  5. Use friction on each of your finger joints both back and front
  6. Use your thumb to stroke your palm in a circular motion adding a little pressure

The Relaxing Sigh:
  1. Sit or stand up stright
  2. Let out a  deep sigh of relief as the air rushes out of your lungs
  3. Don't think about inhaling; just let the air come back in naturally
  4. Repeat this procedure 9-10 times whenever you feel the need for it,  and experience the feeling of relaxation
The Relaxing Sigh:
  1. Clench your fists.  While keeping them clenched,  pull your forearms tightly up against your upper arms.
  2. While keeping those muscles tense, tense all the muscles in your legs.
  3. While keeping those all those tense,  clench your jaws and shut your eyes fairly tight -- not to tightly.
  4. Now, while holding all those tense,  take a deep breath and hold it for 5 seconds
  5. Let everything go all at once.  Feel yourself letting go of all of your tensions.  Just enjoy that feeling for a minute as your muscles let go more and more.

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