In your busy life, there are many factors that lead you to experience tightness or tension in your muscles. Stress can play a big factor, as can exercising without giving your muscles time to recover. But no matter what the cause is, it's always important to treat your muscles kindly - you'll feel better overall, and you'll get more out of your workouts and daily activity. Here are some of our favorite ways to relieve tension and get your body to a point of muscle relaxation:
Stretch your body
It may sound simple, but stretching your muscles before and after a workout is the best way to give them a chance to warm up and recover, which will make them much less likely to tense up and become stiff.
While this seem like it's meant for your mind and spirit more than your body, it can actually have a healing effect on your whole self. A lot of your stress is carried within tension that builds up in your muscles, and one of the best ways to get rid of that is to relax your body, clear your mind and simply focus on your breathing.
Get some rest
While you may want to be in active mode as much as possible, sometimes your muscles just need a break. Get a good night's sleep, or even take an afternoon nap if you have the time. It may also help to take a couple days off from your workout routine to give your muscles a chance to bounce back instead of trying to play catch up every time you go to the gym.
Give yourself a massage with the Pranamat ECO
This therapeutic massage mat is the most natural and effective way to relax muscles and relieve tension.
And of course, the best way to truly get tension relief is to combine all of these steps together for a more holistic approach to muscle relaxation. You'll feel great and you'll be ready to use those muscles to their fullest potential!
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Model - Kennedy Meek
Photo by - Victoria Gold