Drawn from the background of yoga, dance, osteopathy and natural movement Easy Exercises to Relieve Stress
takes a careful look at the body as a whole and its reaction to any kind of stress, with the goal of reducing tension in the different muscle groups. An introduction by the author explains the different ways in which the body reacts to stress, and how the individual can pinpoint which areas need the most attention, therefore allowing readers to tailor the programme to their individual needs.
Divided into different sections, the book begins with warm-up exercises to get the circulation flowing, moves on to techniques to relax the whole body and then on to exercises which concentrate on specific areas of the body where tension accumulates, such as the neck, shoulders, back and feet. The exercises, carefully illustrated and described, are indeed as easy as the title implies and many of them will be familiar to anyone who ever has to stretch their neck, circle their feet or squeeze their shoulders together as a natural reaction to the stresses and strains of being tied to a desk in front of a computer on a daily basis. With emphasis on an holistic approach to stress management, Easy Exercises to Relieve Stress is the ideal book for anyone who is sweats at the very thought of relaxation classes, has little time, or indeed inclination, for complicated, time- consuming work-outs and who simply wants to find a way of getting a good night's sleep and coping with the day ahead. --Susan Harrison
... offers practical solutions to releasing physical and mental tension in the whole body, as well as in individual areas (OK! Magazine