The Ultimate Relaxation Quiz

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About This Quiz

What's the point of worrying? From learning relaxation techniques to discovering some strange ways to destress, it's time to chill, bro, and take a load off with this relaxation quiz.

So let's talk about what destressing does to your body. What's one lesser-known physical reaction to relaxation?

Circulation is improved when your body isn't stressed.

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Relaxation techniques can include:

You don't have to sit staring at a wall to relax yourself.

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Why would tensing muscles progressively help a person relax?

Tensing muscles and then relaxing them can increase your physical knowledge.

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Visualization usually involves:

Guided imagery — as well as tapping into your senses — can create a feeling of peace.

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What is autogenic training?

You can try focusing on your heartbeat, or a heavy feeling in your limbs.

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What's one difference between transcendental meditation (TM) and mindful meditation?

TM works to rest your mind without concentrating, while mindful meditation focuses on attention and awareness of the body.

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What is an element of qigong?

Either a static or active posture is important to qigong.

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What is the basis of tai chi?

Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a gentle and meditative exercise technique.

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Yoga is often used for exercise, but includes what meditative philosophy?

While some yoga practices can be strenuous, they still encourage being aware and cognizant of living in the moment.

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Emotional Freedom Technique is promoted as "psychological acupressure" which can relieve stress, among a whole host of other ailments. What does it physically entail?

There isn't a lot of scientific evidence to back up claims for EFT, but hey — if it relaxes you, go for it.

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What does ASMR stand for?

Oh, of course.

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But what IS ASMR?

Some people report that things like whispering, personal attention or slow hand movements like tracing can make them really sleepy, relaxed or experience a pleasant tingly sensation.

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What is ganbanyoku?

It is possible that laying down on the sidewalk in the summer would offer the same benefits.

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What is cupping?

So it doesn't really sound terribly relaxing, but some point out it's not that different from massage.

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Gently pouring a liquid over the forehead is a relaxation technique in what therapy?

Indian Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy involves slowly letting liquid drip or pour over the forehead, or third eye.

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So-called Chinese stress balls — designed to relax the hand and even the mind — are traditionally called what?

The baoding balls supposedly target pressure spots in the hands.

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Want to sleep better? Try this Japanese product:

Apparently, cows just waking up from sleep have more melatonin in their milk. Supposedly.

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Want to stay rested, but not subject your face to the cruel cool air? Try this:

The idea is to block out drafts and light. It will also block out common sense if you spend $53 on it.

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What's another real-life stress-busting product that you can actually buy for a mere $167?

Put your phone in the Hugvie, and it will vibrate and change tone to match the voice of the caller.

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What is inhaled when you use the Relaxtick to wind down?

Vaping without the nicotine, Relaxtick supposedly has vitamins A, B and C in each inhalation. Never mind that you can't inhale vitamins for nutritional purposes.

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A spa in Israel offers a massage from what unlikely masseuse?

If you find a lot of snakes slithering across your back relaxing … you must be a super chill person in general.

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Maybe buying a product to use or even getting a facial is too much work for relaxation. Try this easy-peasy path to relaxation:

Although all three would work, it's the salt cave that supposedly will cure your hangover and reduce stress, among other ailments.

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A 2001 study followed 48 people with high blood pressure and high stress jobs. What lowered their blood pressure?

Give Fido or Mr. Ribbons a good home, and they'll reward you with stress-busting and better health.

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What can Germans take advantage of to lower stress levels?

It might not be terribly relaxing, but it will make you feel better.

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Eating complex carbs might actually relax you by:

Unlike protein, carbs release serotonin.

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Simple carbs:

So your Sour Patch Kids are going to give you a momentary buzz, but not as long or as satisfying as a piece of whole grain toast.

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What vitamin has been shown to lower hormonal stress levels?

People who took vitamin C saw their cortisol levels return to normal faster after a stressful activity.

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People who drank what beverage four times a day for six weeks were found to have lower levels of cortisol than those who drank a placebo?

Black tea drinkers also de-stressed faster, so grab a cuppa to relax.

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Calcium has been shown to help with symptoms of:

If cramps and hormones aren't helping you relax, try some calcium and vitamin D.

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If you want a calm, anxiety-relieving stone to wear, you might choose:

That's if you believe that crystals have any effect on the body, of course — but hey, wearing something pretty never hurt.

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