Relaxation techniques for anxiety, stress, and sleep can slow your breathing, lower your blood pressure, and trigger a feeling of well-being. Learn more.
When Sela Block wants to release stress, she cranks up the music and dances around her house. She may not realize that science supports her methods. “For me, listening to music and moving around are great relaxation techniques for anxiety and stress,” she said.
The difference between anxiety and stress
Anxiety and stress are different. Anxiety is a type of stress that continues after the cause of your stress is gone. Stress occurs from a factor that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. The following relaxation techniques for anxiety and stress reduction are easy to do.
Dancing, walking, running, and exercising are ideal relaxation techniques for stress reduction. According to the American Psychological Association, all forms of exercise can reduce anxiety and stress.
November 28, 2023
Janet O’Dell, RN