Training: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Monday 20th Feb 2023 to Monday 24th Apr 2023 - 5.30pm to 7.00pm

The course

This is a Training course in Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), a particularly accessible pathway to more profound relaxation through cultivating a domino effect of relaxation – from muscles to soft tissue, the autonomic nervous system, limbic system, and mind. We will use elements of active relaxation, mindfulness, and positive emotion training to support PMR training.

PMR exercises tend to have immediate relaxing effects. With regular practice and training, your body and mind can learn to relax more deeply and maintain a certain level of relaxation in everyday life. Over time, PMR can support your concentration and health, inner peace, creativity, meditation, and sleep, as well as gentle psychological processing to release physical and emotional tensions and anxieties. Furthermore, there is the possibility of establishing a short relaxation routine that can support you in everyday life.

Course materials include handouts and recordings of guided exercises. This course complements, and can also be a lead-in to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and meditation.

The course includes a day workshop on Saturday 15th April, 2pm - 5.30pm.

Requirements and Recommendations

Participants of our Relaxation Training courses will ideally have some familiarity with the method/s used on a Training course, perhaps by having done the Introductory Relaxation Explorer course. If this would be your first relaxation course with Sarvatajnana, please contact her at to find out if it could be suitable for you.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation benefits from regular practice. To get the most out of this training course, you want to commit to daily practice (20-30 minutes). You are likely to experience some benefits from just coming to the session or practicing infrequently, but you cannot expect an effective reduction of anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and similar conditions without daily practice.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is not suitable for people with active psychosis, aortic aneurysm, epilepsy, or myositis. Please discuss any personal health concerns with Sarvatajnana before you book at
You can find more information about relaxation and progressive muscle relaxation training at

The teacher Sarvatajnana is a certified relaxation therapist. She has been practising for 20 years and teaching since 2017.

Led By: 
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
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