5 Simple Relaxation Techniques
Living with MS is beyond difficult. Has anyone told you that you just need to relax? If they have, you probably immediately became tense. There’s something about those words — relax, be calm, and calm down — that trigger a deep emotional response in most of us. These five simple relaxation exercises include something suitable for just about everyone living with multiple sclerosis. We hope you’ll find one that works for you.
When you have a chronic illness, it is important to learn to deal with stress. Of course, that is easier said than done. Depending on your disease progression, you may not be in the position to practice many of the popular relaxation techniques. And let’s face it, most of us don’t feel like we have time to practice relaxing.
Simple relaxation techniques may help manage your MS and any anxiety you feel about your disease.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) considers relaxation exercises to be safe for most people. However, just like with exercise routines, people with serious physical health problems such as multiple sclerosis should discuss the techniques with their healthcare provider before starting a relaxation routine.