Sophrology is a structured method created to produce optimal health and well-being. It consists of a series of easy-to-do physical and mental exercises that, when practiced regularly, lead to a healthy, relaxed body and a calm, alert mind.
Stand tall, close your eyes, allow your arms to fall by your sides.
Mentally locate where in the body you feel the stress, anxiety or tension, and clench your fists.
Exhale through your mouth, take a deep breath in through your nose, and hold the breath.
Now ‘pump’ both your shoulders up and down until you need to breathe out – this pumping action helps to oxygenate the brain.
As you exhale, allow your clenched fists to relax, visualising all your tension and anxiety draining out through your fingertips.
Repeat the process for as long as you need to release any lingering agitation.