Deep Breathing Exercises by Rita Schulte
Breathing has a powerful effect on mind, body and mood, but most of us pay little or no attention to how we breathe. If you are tense or are experiencing anxiety or panic, you need to learn and practice deep breathing. It is the single most effective relaxation technique you can do. In this audio exercise, I will be instructing you in the art of deep abdominal breathing. Be sure to find a comfortable place to do this exercise, either a chair, or lying on the floor with your knees bent. Do The more you practice deep breathing, the more power you will have over anxiety.
Muscle Relaxation Exercises by Rita Schulte
In this audio exercise I will be teaching you how to do cue-controlled progressive muscle relaxation. It has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of tension and anxiety. I will be leading you through a series that will teach you to relax voluntary muscles by tensing and then relaxing each one. It will help you to distinguish between a state of tension, and relaxation, while allowing muscle tension to become a cue for you to relax. You can practice this at night while lying in bed along with deep breathing.