A tip to a simple technique which you can apply to yourself in this tensed society in Singapore. You may wish to try it at home or in the office:
- Tensing muscles and Relaxing - You can begin by focusing on your breathing. It will be optimal to do this by either being laid down comfortably on a declining chair posture or on the bed. With every breathe that you take in, do become aware of how your body feels. Where is the tension? On each exhalation, let go of that tension. This technique is accompanied by involving the tensing of muscles and relaxing of it. Do this is phases of different parts of your body. Begin from the top of the neck and slowly proceed on to the bottom of your feet. Tense your various muscle parts for 10 seconds and then let go slowly…slowly. Then give yourself 15 to 20 seconds to relax and just notice how the muscles feel when you let go and relax. There are some examples of areas to tense and relax: clench your fist, tighten your upper arm by showing your biceps, tense your forehead, raise your eyebrows, clench your eyelids shut, press your shoulders back, shrug your shoulders, pull in your stomach muscles, slightly arch your back, tighten your buttocks, curl your toes. Notice the difference between tensing the muscle and then letting it go.