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Relaxation and Meditation

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about relaxation and meditation?

Relaxation and meditation can help decrease pain, stress, and anxiety. Relaxation and meditation also help regulate your breathing and decrease your blood pressure and heartbeat.

What are some types of relaxation?

What are some types of meditation?

Meditation is a mind exercise that helps to relax your body and free your mind of worry. You sit quietly in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and relax your muscles. Your thoughts are relaxed while your body stays alert. Meditation can be done alone or with other people.

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