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What are two-minute relaxation exercises?

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Here is an example of a two-minute relaxation exercise: Switch your thoughts to yourself and your breathing. Take a few deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Mentally scan your body. Notice areas that feel tense or cramped. Loosen up these areas, letting go of as much tension as you can. Rotate your head in a smooth, circular motion once or twice. (If any movement causes pain, stop immediately.) Roll your shoulders forward and backward several times. Let all of your muscles completely relax. Recall a pleasant thought for a few seconds. Take another deep breath and exhale slowly. You should feel more relaxed.

From: Coping With Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

SOURCE: American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

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