Relaxation exercises

Finding a sense of peace and calm in our day-to-day lives can be difficult. Relaxation techniques can help to relax the mind and body and also manage some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

There are many types of relaxation, including breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, visualisation, meditation, mindfulness, and gentle physical activities such as yoga and Tai Chi. And the good news is, many of these techniques can be practised almost anywhere and at little or no cost. 

Learning to relax can take a bit of practise but the more you practise the more helpful the relaxation technique will be. Below are some downloadable MP3 files to help get you started. You can save these on your phone or computer to use at any time.

More relaxation resources

  • This Way Up - Learn simple mindfulness strategies for managing stress and boosting your wellbeing with their practical and free online program.
  • Smiling Mind - A free mindfulness developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. 
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