It also includes unique coping methods, such as voice-recorded mindfulness and relaxation exercises, or relaxing music.
Something in her wiring has taught her that relaxing her defenses is dangerous.
Officers said the couple reportedly stayed up late often relaxing on their patio.
Perhaps they've earned a right to a relaxing spell of political apathy.
If the answer is no, relaxing them is acceptable, for the common good of rationalizing and streamlining airport security.
"Jenny, Jenny," pleaded Maurice, relaxing the closeness of his embrace.
He was tired and he'd looked forward to relaxing a while before the show.
"Ay, if you'll behave properly," said Lars Peter, relaxing his grip a little.
Lingard, relaxing the tenseness of his stare, looked at the young man, thoughtfully.
relaxing comfortably against the cool leather upholstery, they soon left Cedar Ridge behind them.
late 14c., "to make (something) less compact or dense," from Old French relaschier "set free; soften; reduce" (14c.), from Latin relaxare "relax, loosen, open, stretch out, widen again; make loose," from re- "back" (see re-) + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, "to become less formal," from 1837. Meaning "decrease tension" is from early 15c.; intransitive sense of "to become less tense" is recorded from 1935. Related: Relaxed; relaxing.
relax re·lax (rĭ-lāks')
v. re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es
To make or become lax or loose.
To relieve or become relieved from tension or strain.