In Wing Chun relaxation and calmness have to be developed through training but can however, be applied in everyday life.
In today’s society we are constantly and frantically rushing around, not giving our mind or body the proper relaxation time these require. The end result can be stress. So why not try calming your mind and relaxing your body?
First breath normally, then relax the face muscles, and in order, relax your neck, shoulders, arms and hands; the rest of the body will follow. A calm mind will make you more open and clear for thought; it will allow you to decide on the best access course of action, it will allow you to observe yourself from a mental distance like reading a book where you are the main character. Try this next time you are frustrated, under pressure, or fed up and you will find that just maybe things are not that bad. You could do this any time whether lying, sitting or standing. It’s a matter of getting used to it and practice makes perfect.
Remember a calm mind is as essential as a relaxed body to counter provocations and also stops a bad situation becoming worse.