Dear Holy Angels Community:
Relaxation techniques are great ways to reduce stress on your mind and body. It is also something that can actually be fun to do as a family while also benefiting from a health perspective. Below are several different relaxation techniques that as young as toddlers, are capable of doing. If there are family members and/or friends that you would like to try these techniques with, you can totally do it on a google meet, a zoom meeting, video chat or during the old-fashioned phone call. Enjoy your time together as a family! Enjoy the fun! And enjoy the health benefits you will gain from it.
Pretend you have a lemon in your hand. Squeeze it hard. Feel the tightness in your arm and hand as you squeeze. Count to yourself for 5 seconds. Now, relax and let the lemon fall out of our hand. This is called Progressive Relaxation.
Pretend you are a cat and just woke up from a nap. Stretch your arms out in front of you. Now relax them way up high over your head, stretch as high as you can. Keep stretching (Hold for 10 seconds and then release).
Pretend you are a turtle. Pull your head into your shell, and you do this by pulling your shoulders up to your ears and push your head down into your shoulders. Hold it tight (hold it for 10 seconds), then release.
Love, care and air hugs to you all!