Practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Stress can cause our muscles to be tense and tight. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a relaxation exercise that helps us calm our bodies and minds by slowly and progressively tensing and relaxing our muscles, one group at a time. PMR helps us notice when our muscles are tense and teaches us how to relax muscle groups to relieve stress and tension.

Download a printable progressive muscle relaxation tip sheet (in English and Spanish).

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