Want less tension? Create some tension.
Stretching tells you what muscles are tight. If you don’t stretch, you don’t know where your tension is. Then you can’t relax as well.
The same goes for mental or emotional tension, in my experience. If you don’t challenge yourself, you can’t relax as well either. I think someone who lounges around all the time can’t relax as well as someone who challenges him- or herself. Challenging yourself helps you relax.
Someone who has chosen cookies and ice cream can’t relax as well as someone who works at it.
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