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Relax – tapping into the bodies relaxation triggers

Learn movements, breathing techniques and tension release tricks to bring about deep relaxation of body and mind.
Christopher Davis
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Use movement methods to relax
Use movement to calm your mind
Use the 'tension to remove tension' method
Utilize breath and their breathing patterns to aid relaxation

Relax, de-stress and release tensions with this course, Relax – Tapping into the bodies natural relaxation triggers.

Chris draws on a deep personal connection with this subject, and the effects tension had on his life, to bring you a simple but profoundly potent set of techniques and principles to relax.

Tension can be the cause of a huge variety of problems including:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Muscular tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Back problems
  • Mobility issues
  • Depression of mood
  • Mental Stress

This course will teach you the movements, tension and breathing tricks to force your body to relax which can in turn help to calm and relax the mind.

You will learn hacks to remove hidden tensions from the body and how the breathing cycle can be used to guide the relaxation of your mind and emotions.

Some of these methods are specifically useful if you have an inability to get to sleep at night and can prove to be a great help for those with over active minds.

You don’t have to suffer from tension or mental stress any longer, tap into the bodies natural relaxation mechanisms with ‘Relax’!



Here we introduce the information that will be presented in this course.

The nature of tension

Learn the nature and causes of tension as well as the differences and connections between physical, mental and emotional tensions.

Intro to the 3 methods

In this course we present 3 methods to remove tension and aid relaxation. Movement, Tension to grab tension and breathing.

How these Methods Mitigate tension

How do the 3 methods presented actually work? This lesson will run you through how and why they work to relax us.

Chapter on relaxation from 'The Tai Chi Code'

Enjoy this free chapter on relaxation and how we remove tension from Chris' book 'The Tai Chi Code'.

Movement to relax

Movement overview

Using movement to create relaxation. This lesson will give you an overview of the methods to come.

The body box as an alignment marker

Alignment is a big part of movement for relaxation and this lesson gives you a little trick to maintain good posture.


An exploration of Alignment and the concepts of aligning the body from the 'Fundamentals of Internal Power Training.'

Movement 1 - Soft Arm Swings

Using soft arm swings helps to release tension in the shoulders, one of the most common areas that we hold tension.

movement 2 - fast shoulder release

This method is designed to quickly release tension in the shoulders.

Movement 3 - Spine hanging

Here we release tension in the back by hanging the spine from the hips. A really nice method for people who suffer with lower back problems.

movement 4 - expand and contract

Here, led by the breath, our body opens and closes like the waves lapping the beach.

movement 5 - Closing method to lead relaxation

This is the closing movement is used to end some forms practice in the Chinese Internal Arts and is a powerful centreing and relaxation exercise.

Movement Summary

An summary and points to remember.

Using tension to release tension

Tension to release tension overview

Tension to release tension? Seems Paradoxical but it is actually one of the most powerful techniques we can use, especially if we cant pinpoint where the tension lies in our frame or body.

Tension release oververview

How does the tension to release tension method work?

The tension release Method

Instruction on tension to release tension

tension release summary

Points to remember and a summary of the method.

Breathing to guide relaxation

Breathing Introduction

The key to relaxation. This lecture will help you to understand why breathing is the most important way to lead relaxation.

Breathing method - water method

In this first breathing method we use the concept of 'water' flowing over the body to remove tensions.

The 10 Breath Method

The 10 breath method of removing mental stress quickly.

Big Bird flaps Wings

Training aids and material

Training Plan

Use this training planner to record your progress. The second page is an example of how you could fill in this information.

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