Relax and Rest

Picture of how to do the relax-and-rest position
  • Lie on your back with a rolled towel under your neck and a pillow under your knees. Extend your arms comfortably to your sides.
  • Relax and breathe normally.
  • Remain in this position for about 10 minutes.
  • If you can, do this 2 or 3 times each day.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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