Unformatted text preview: go. The next step, the fifth step, is breathing deeply and holding it for a few seconds. The sixth step is to let that breath go along with any tension in your muscles. The seventh and final step is to simply repeat the first six steps a few times with thirty seconds in between each step. 3. What is the progressive relaxation exercise? The progressive relaxation exercise is a more concise muscle relaxation program that begins with a pattern involving hands, biceps, forehead, eyes, facial area, chest, abdomen, legs and feet. Concentration should remain on relaxing each muscle group in order. Over time, relaxation should be accomplished in about five minutes and eventually in one minute. This program sounds similar to yoga....
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- Spring '08
- heart rate, five minutes, Margaret Gillespie, progressive relaxation exercise, seven-step relaxation program