When we are holding onto worries and stress, our muscles can get really tight and start to ache. Most of the time we don’t even notice how tense our bodies are. This can lead to headaches, stomach aches, and feeling exhausted by the end of the day. You can end up feeling like you just ran a marathon!

This exercise is about tensing and then relaxing all of the muscles in your body, one at a time. By first tensing your muscles and then relaxing them, you can feel even more loose and relaxed.

Some teens are so tense throughout the day that they don’t even remember what being relaxed feels like!