Sore muscles are all part of working your body to its maximum potential. Work through the pain and see serious results.
You will need
- Deep breathing techniques
- Relaxation techniques
- Soothing music (optional)
Step 1 Identify the pain Identify the area that you are having difficulty with.
Step 2 Accept the pain Accept that you are in pain and understand that everyone feels pain at some point.
Step 3 Breathe deeply Breathe deeply into the lungs and breathe out slowly to relax your mind and body.
Step 4 Keep moving Keep your body active and moving.
Step 5 Focus Focus on completing tasks that are painful by keeping your mind fixed on the end result or by separating your mind from the task altogether.
Step 6 Relieve tension Relieve muscle tension. Practice relaxing and tensing your muscles to feel the difference between the two states.
Step 7 Meditate Meditate in a quiet soothing place, relaxing the body by focusing on prayer, chanting, or doing deep breathing.
Listening to soothing, rhythmic music while meditating may increase relaxation and help regulate your breathing patterns.
Step 8 Seek understanding Seek out an understanding of your pain and try release all anxiety connected with it to find inner relaxation and peace.
Did you know? The first use of ether as a surgical anesthetic occurred on March 30, 1842 by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long.