Derived from the work of Edmund Jacobson in the 1930s, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) strategies require you to focus on progressively tensing and then relaxing specific muscle groups, one at a time. Through this technique you’re able to sense the difference between tense muscles and relaxed muscles; consequently becoming more aware when tension occurs in the body. Most of us may not even realize that a certain muscle group is tense. PMR has also been shown to have hugely significant long-term effects in sport, particularly with helping to reduce general anxiety and stress, while also helping to increase concentration. Give this 4 minute PMR session a try before bed for more restful sleep, or if you need a quick reset during the day.