Ways to relax

Whether your idea of relaxation is sitting on a beach sipping cocktails or hiking through the hills, what we can all agree on is we need time to recharge.

We have put together some apps, YouTube videos and websites to help you relax, we hope you find them useful.

This calming breathing technique for stress takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/

Big White Wall – Big White Wall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/big-white-wall/

 

Chill Panda – Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/chill-panda/

 

Cove – Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/cove/

 

eQuoo: Emotional Fitness Game – The eQuoo app uses adventure games designed by psychologists to help you increase your emotional fitness and teach you new psychological skills. You’ll also find tips on how to communicate more effectively and maintain your mental wellbeing. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/equoo-emotional-fitness-game/

 

Yoga for Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout – https://youtu.be/v7AYKMP6rOE

Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Beginners – https://www.ekhartyoga.com/programs/59/vinyasa-flow-yoga-for-beginners

Yoga with Kassandra https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithkassandra

Relaxation techniqueshttps://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/fear-and-anxiety-about-falling/relaxation-techniques