Day 9: Beginner Breathing & Relaxation Exercises - Whole Body Wellness Challenge

Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy my video demos of stretches & exercises for common injuries and syndromes. Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

Buy the Relaxation Routine worksheetIt's Breathing & Relaxation Exercises Day in my Whole Body Wellness Challenge for beginners! This real-time relaxation routine is simple, but effective in helping relax & relieve stress and anxiety.

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For the warm up, let's go right into diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. This is a great way to relax the body, and it’s great to do these through all the stretches.

Next is box breathing. It is also great to use imagery with this and imagine you are making a box with your eyes while you are breathing.

Then you will do deep chest breathing with a jumping jack movement with your arms.  This is also great to stretch and lengthen your spine.

Now for some stretches to help the body relax. Pelvic tilts, trunk rotation, single knee to chest, double knee to chest, cat/cow, and child’s pose will help loosen the muscles and calm them down.

Finally, a corpse pose, or savasana, is a great way to finish up a relaxing routine.

Congratulations on finishing Day 9 of my Whole Body Wellness Challenge. See you back here for Day 10!

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