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Dr. Jaiprada Kanekar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Jaiprada Kanekar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Jaiprada Kanekar is a popular Psychiatrist in Choolai, Chennai. She is currently practising at Vardhman Multispeciality clinic in Choolai, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jaiprada Kanekar on Lybrate.com.

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I'm a 24 year old male suffering from OCD. 3 months back I took Ativan for only a week. This has caused me massive weight gain. How to remove this weight gain. I work out hard daily and my diet is also drawn to a minimal level but still the extra weight has not gone. Is there any med for removing this weight?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, just one week of ativan can not cause so much increase of weight. It might be due to your ocd itself or depression due to ocd or any other medical or hormonal illness. You are youg you can reduce weight with diet and exercise itslef. Consult a dietician often and go ahead methodically. There are drugs to reduce weight. There are operations like bariatric surgery to reduce weight. They come at a later stage with proper diagnosis and work up.
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I'm always think a lot. Sometimes I try to prevent it but I can't. It makes me much tired. Can you have any advice for me? Thank you!

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Please consult a psychologist for more advice. Take care.
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My mom has minor ocd and keeps on cleaning frequently I feel depressed what should I do for her.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Obsessive compulsive disorder is very distressing for the patient, and can be worrisome for the relatives. With the right medication, her symptoms may come under control. Along with medication, behavioral therapy is also important. There is lot of anxiety associated with OCD. You should take her to a psychiatrist for proper management. You can consult me if required.
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Sir I am suffered from social anxiety please help me to cure from this condition.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am suffered from social anxiety please help me to cure from this condition.
The important sign in anxiety attack is the feeling that you cannot handle fear and you are using an extreme reaction to the fear. You cannot control the attack but you can do two things: you can change your perception of the fearful stimulus and you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react in a panic. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses.
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M 29 years old male. M suffering from general anxiety disorder since 5 to 6 years. Everyday I have to take medicines to control it. Is there any permanent cure for this problem even before sleeping I have to take medicines. Please advise I want to get out of this problem permanently.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
M 29 years old male. M suffering from general anxiety disorder since 5 to 6 years. Everyday I have to take medicines ...
Unfortunately for GAD, you need to take long time or maybe even lifetime treatment. Make up your mind, so that the expectation of stopping medicine does not arise. All the best.
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Am a driver am doing sitting job. Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain. Same time am a smoker past 7 years I am smoking regularly. Now I want to stop the smoking. Pls advice me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am a driver am doing sitting job.
Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain.
Same time am a...
Back Pain . Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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My daughter stays in hostel away from house.She has been alloted a sharing room with two girls,but at night she doesn't sleep in her room but in others room,we have requested to change the room,they changed but still she doesn't sleep in her room,we are worried because if we ask about it she doesn't give any convince able answer.May be she is on some addiction,we want to help her but don't know how to do?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello Teenagers are getting into bad things now a days. Those staying in hostel, are more prone to get it. Being as a hosteler, I can personally feel what all is going in your mind. Well, ask her friendly the reason behind sleeping in others room & in case if you are not satisfied, follow the friends of your daughter on Facebook. What ever teenagers they do, they are keen of posting and sharing on social media to gain publicity. Rest, you can simply follow her without letting her down. She may lost her moral. Be calm and try to become friend of your daughter. Spend more time with her. Start taking her to shopping and other places, so that she would start spending more time with you. This is how one will get to know the reason behind her activities. Sometimes, when a person doesn't gets love/attention from family, he runs here and there to get attention/love/care. Start giving her full attention. Hope she will come back on right platform soon.
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I am 36 years male, I have taking medicine of depression for last 6 months but I am getting more aggressive day by day loose my temper very quickly. Please tell me what should I do. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your depression is anger related and can turn violent, if the emotion keeps piling on. When anger turns inwards, you will get depressed. If it is turned outwards as you are doing now, it will turn violent and aggressive. Neither is good for you. All feelings must be expressed. But when expressed, it must be done, appropriately. You must go for counseling as well, to get the best results. If there is too much anger, then do vigorous exercise every day: the energy of anger will be expended and you will not experience that rage and loss of control. Eventually, you need to express the feelings to the right person at the right time. Have you had this short fuse all your life? then I suspect that there may underlying issues of anger from your childhood that has to be dealt with. So it is all a pile up of pent up anger over a long time and is now causing havoc.
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I am planning to have a baby. But wanted to be sure tht der wud b no complication. I hv a habit f smoking nd drinking as well.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am planning to have a baby. But wanted to be sure tht der wud b no complication. I hv a habit f smoking nd drinking...
Hi lybrate-user please stop smoking and drinking as it has dangerous effects on baby. Please try naturally between day 8-18 of the period alternate day if husband semen analysis is normal. All the best have a healthy baby.
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Dear Sir, I don't know how to retain a single line/word/number. I watch matches but can never retain/recall scores; player name & discussion in which I have participate. When I close my eyes it's almost black there no picture/no memory.! When I read & understand something I become able to explain it but as soon as I start another topic or discussion ; I can't recall what I had explained earlier. When I close my eye it's almost black never know what I know at all. But Still I pass my exam (CA - CPT & IPCC) although I cannot teach same question paper after 2-3 days! I listen songs but my mind never catches songs beat; every time I listen it's feel like i'm listening for 1st time or had listen in few year back just tiny bit of thing hit my mind. Everyday I woke up; I feel like new born baby with some memory & never sure of what I know at all! I feel like it's better to burn away rather than fade away!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir, I don't know how to retain a single line/word/number. I watch matches but can never retain/recall scores; p...
You may be experiencing a naturally induced regression fro some childhood related unresolved issue that is now surfacing to seek a resolution. You could meet with a counselor along with your parents and find out some causes for your tendency. You do not mention your age but if you are near abouts your late adolescence, some of this are accountable. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hello Doctor, my friend has recently entered into a romantic relationship. What are the things that she should never tolerate in her relationship in order to make it work? Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
If your friend is into a romantic relationship, let her decide what she can tolerate and what she can not tolerate. She needs to decide this on the basis of what she wants from her parter and what she is ready to" give" to this relationship. There are no hard and fast rules, each one has to make individual choice, to make their own relationship work. A relationship where both the partners are" interdependent" works better. A relationship where both partners are" very dependent" or" very independent" of each other, does not work. Both the partners need to discuss it for themselves.
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My mother is suffering from throat infection, cold, fever, body ache since last 2 days. She is having running nose problem. Also she is having water bloating feeling in her head. After having food also she is feeling pukkish like we do feel when we are hungry. She is doing betadine gargles. She is taking Cofdex syrup, dolo 650 and co-amoxyclav 62 mg. Fever is better but the throat pain, running nose and vomiting feeling is not going. Please help.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
My mother is suffering from throat infection, cold, fever, body ache since last 2 days. She is having running nose pr...
Nasal congetion? Endoscopy of nose, CT scan PNS , etc will help to come to diagnosis. Avoiding allergens, will help you. You may require Antihistaminics and nasal decongestants.You may require surgery….
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In exams time my concentration is not in book and that's why I can never me member more.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicines----------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ------- report after 30 days-----------------
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After my result of gate exam I am very sad and nothing like to me please give me some suggestions for happiness life.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
After my result of gate exam I am very sad and nothing like to me please give me some suggestions for happiness life.
1) Therapy: In some cases of depression, the root cause can be issues that have not been dealt with in a person’s life. The causes of depression are many because not all cases are alike. Some causes may be chemical and others emotional or it could be a combination of the two. Therapy has been known to be the most effective in dealing with depression. Lives can build up with pressures and work to the point of feeling run down and emotionally spent. People will most often seek the easiest alternative but sometimes just talking out your issues with someone trained to listen will help with depression. 2. Exercise: Exercise boosts every part of the body including blood flow to the arteries and endorphins which are naturally good for pain and even depression. Endorphins actually release other neurotransmitters in the body such as serotonin which is what antidepressants actually address. Endorphins release serotonin naturally and increase emotional health. Studies have proven that exercise improves cases of depression in patients suffering with this condition. 3. Iron: There are several studies that now indicate that a deficiency in iron is a cause of depression. There is a specific iron deficiency that is directly related to depression and some of the symptoms are lack of appetite, irritability and fatigue. There are many symptoms associated with this type of iron deficiency and it may be the underlying cause of a portion of people facing this issue. These underlying issues can lead to feelings of sadness and depression. An increase of iron in the diet can be the help needed to overcome issues of depression. 4. Fish Oil: Fish oil is known to boost many aspects of health and one of these is depression. When the body is getting all it needs nutritionally the mind follows. Fish oil contains a bevy of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are known to improve emotional well-being naturally. You can buy fish oil that is molecularly distilled and you can ensure you are getting the purest form of fish oil available. 5. Folic Acid: Folic acid is an integral part of our dietary needs and should be considered when facing issues of depression. A deficiency of folate in the body is directly linked to depression in some cases and you can boost your happiness by adding foods rich in folate to your diet. Nutrition can play a large role in mood elevation. Folate is found naturally in foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables. Leafy greens that are rich in folate which are added to the diet have been shown to improve moods and emotional health as well as physical health. After each session you can feel the difference because you have come a little more closely to the root of your emotional issues. Boosting your happiness could just be talking out the things that cause you sadness in life. Gaining a Happy Perspective After dealing with nutritional deficiency or emotional deficiency it is important to put positive things forward in your life. Listen to positive affirmations during your day, avoid negative people and situations if you can do this. It is beneficial to emotional health to avoid drama and people who love drama. Boosting your happiness could be as simple as avoiding negative people and situations. Homeopathic medicine work for people and can be an alternative after normal remedies fail to boost happiness. However they should be a last resort not the first resort for boosting emotional health.
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I am a 29 years old male. I am facing frequent anxieties. Suddenly pulse and heart rate is going up. ECG, echo and blood reports are normal. Please help.

Psychologist, Delhi
I am a 29 years old male. I am facing frequent anxieties. Suddenly pulse and heart rate is going up. ECG, echo and bl...
Hi, anxieties has various reasons, but you just find out trigger first which gives you anxious moments and try to go slow take break, relax and sleep well/do some light exercise help you to boost your confidence. Good luck.
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How can I get rid of the thought of sex that often come to my mind and which disturbs my work?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How can I get rid of the thought of sex that often come to my mind and which disturbs my work?
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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Dear sir/madam, my age is 25, having fever and full body pain, still monday afternoon to till now, I have taken medicine dolo-650 after that, yesterday I have visited pharmacist he has given me ranmox-cv 625 and aldigesic p this two medicine I have taken but it is not recover please what I will do let me know. I need to check up blood test.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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my age is 25, having fever and full body pain, still monday afternoon to till now, I have taken medic...
Fever is not considered medically significant until body temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C). Fever serves as one of the body's natural defenses against bacteria and viruses which cannot live at a higher temperatures..Also, the body's defense mechanisms seem to work more efficiently at a higher temperature -Fevers of 104 F (40 C) or more may be dangerous and demand immediate treatment The following medications may be used at home for mild fever : -Naproxen twice or thrice can be used to lower a fever . Aspirin should not be used in children during a viral illness. -Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and donot overdress. Overdressing can cause the temperature to rise further. -Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths may help bring down a fever -The body should be cooled with a wet sponge. -Fever can cause dehydration.Drink plenty of fluids.Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich ones like mausami,Amla juice etc. -Take light and easily digestible home cooked meals .avoid outside food -Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water especially before meals, or after returning from a public places or using public transport. -get investigated for the the cause of fever like urinary infection/typhoid or malaria/dengue infection and the accompanying symptoms that need to be investigated and treated accordingly
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I am 35 years old woman. I am suffering from anxiety from the last two years. I am diagnosed by general physician and taking anti depressants and anti anxiety medication. Now I am better. Is there any advice for me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 35 years old woman. I am suffering from anxiety from the last two years. I am diagnosed by general physician and...
Though your general physician might have got the symptoms under control. Anxiety and depression are under the speciality of psychiatry. They more trained and have the expertise to manage the medications on a longer run, with better symptom control and without harm, for example drugs like alprazolam, clonazepam are avoided by psychiatrists on longer run, because they can produce cognitive deficits, personality changes, etc. I suggest you also get a psychiatrist opinion to make sure the medications prescribed are adequate and appropriate.
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When I have to talk to anyone in the eye keeps an eye on the time I feel uncomfortable and I was lost my confidence and My jaw pain at the back and also tears comes out on my eyes. So what is the solution?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
When I have to talk to anyone in the eye keeps an eye on the time I feel uncomfortable and I was lost my confidence a...
Hi lybrate-user, Practice JPMR (JACOBS PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUE) His relaxation technique starts by tensing one muscle group for five to 10 seconds. Then the same muscle group is relaxed letting the muscle go limp for 15-20 seconds. When I use this progressive muscle relaxation script with clients I find that this relaxation technique creates a deep sense of physical relaxation. Suggested tips before starting this progressive muscle relaxation script Find a quiet place that is comfortable for you. Practice at a regular time during the day. Preferably not after you have eaten Find a comfortable position. If you are sitting, then keep your back straight and feet flat on the floor. If lying down (the preferred option as your body is supported by the floor) then you can put a pillow beneath your knees for extra support. Adopt a passive attitude to PMR. When tensing muscles (without straining), do so for roughly 5 seconds. When you relax your muscles do so for roughly 15-20 seconds before progressing to the next muscle group. Tense each muscle group once before progressing. Progressive muscle relaxation script Start out with a few relaxing breaths. Use the diaphragmatic breath, and as you exhale feel the tension begin to ebb away. Clench your fists. Move your awareness to your hands. Clench both of your fists for up to 5 seconds. Release for 15-20 seconds, imagining the tension ebbing out of your hands. Tighten your biceps. Move your attention to your arms. Draw your forearms toward your shoulders, creating a bicep. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release and imagine the tension flowing out of your biceps. Forehead and scalp. Move your attention to your forehead. As you inhale lift your eyebrows and wrinkle your forehead. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release, feel the relaxation of the muscles of the forehead. Facial muscles. Move your attention to your facial muscles. Furrow your eyebrows and purse your lips. Try to pull all of your facial muscles towards your nose. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. As you release feel the relaxation of the facial muscles. Jaw. Bring your attention to your jaw. Clench your jaw tightly, feeling the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Relax the muscles and allow the tension to disappear. You may feel your mouth begin to open a little. Neck and shoulders. Now bring your awareness this region. Shrug your shoulders towards your ears. Feel the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the muscles ebb away. Upper back/shoulders. Now bring your awareness between the shoulder blades. Push your shoulder blades back as if you were trying to get them to touch. Feel the tension in the surrounding muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in between the shoulder blades ebb away. Upper chest. Now bring your awareness to your upper chest. Tighten the chest muscles and hold. Feel the tension in the upper chest muscles. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the chest muscles flow away. Stomach. Now bring your awareness to your navel area. Try to draw your navel in to your backbone. Feel your stomach muscles tighten. Hold for up to 5 seconds and then release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the abdominal muscles dissipate. Buttocks. Now bring your awareness to your buttocks area. Squeeze your buttocks together, consciously tightening the muscles in this region. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in these muscles disappear. Thighs. Now bring your awareness to your thigh muscles. Try not to contract your stomach muscles as you consciously tighten your upper thigh muscles. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the thigh muscles dissipate. Calves. Now bring your focus to your calf muscles. Consciously tighten your calf muscles by pointing your toes. Hold, hold hold…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the calf muscles flow away. Feet. Now bring your focus of attention to your feet. Tighten your feet by curling your toes toward the ground. Hold, hold and hold some more…and now release for 15-20 seconds. Feel the tension in the feet flow away. Mentally scan your body for any residual tension. If you find a muscle group with residual tension then tense and relax this area again. Feel a wave of relaxation, from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. When you are ready bring your awareness back to your breath and slowly open your eyes. This entire progressive muscle relaxation sequence should take you 15-25 minutes.
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