CAPS: Online Relaxation Exercises

Please remember to use care in practicing the relaxation exercises. One exercise focuses on breathing techniques. If you have any kind of respiratory disorder or disease, or you suffer from allergies, consult your physician before practicing this exercise. During another exercise you will be asked to tense and relax different muscle groups. As you tense muscle groups, be cautious about areas of the body that have been injured. Be careful not to hold too much tension in your head, neck or toes as doing so might result in muscle cramps.

Exercise 1. Mindful Acting with Awareness

Exercise 2. Mindful Attitudes

Exercise 3. Deep Breathing

Exercise 4. Imagery to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Exercise 5. Mindful Observing

Exercise 6. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Exercise 7. Relaxation Exercise: Mountain Visualization