Presentation on theme: "Progressive Muscle Relaxation involves tensing a certain muscle group, and then relaxing it. Over time, your body will begin to recognize the feeling."— Presentation transcript:
Progressive Muscle Relaxation involves tensing a certain muscle group, and then relaxing it. Over time, your body will begin to recognize the feeling of a tensed or relaxed muscle. Therefore, knowing the feeling of a tensed muscle, you can immediately begin Progressive Muscle Relaxation, which will lead to an overall calmness.
First find a quiet place, and sit down. Then, begin at your head by tensing your face muscles. Hold that for a few seconds, and then release. Next, continue to your shoulders by lifting them up, and holding. After a few seconds, release. Continue these steps all the way down your body until you reach your toes.
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Developed by Edmund Jacobson in the 1920’s. Many soldiers were returning for from World War I, and were stressed. Soldiers returning from the war, along with other factors during the 1920’s contributed to Jacobson's development. In 1929, Jacobson published his findings in “Progressive Relaxation.” In 1934, Jacobson wrote “You must relax,” which explained to the public. Jacobson continued his research for decades after. Today, Progressive Muscle Relaxation is widely used by individuals with high anxiety, and even in the gym after a workout.