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relax into something

1. to sit or lie down in something, relaxing. I want to go home and relax into my easy chair. I relaxed into the reclining chair and was asleep in a few moments.
2. [for something that is tense] to assume a more relaxed shape or condition. His cramped muscle finally relaxed into a soft mass of tissue. As her tight neck relaxed into softness, her face brightened.
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relax one's hold on someone or something

to lessen one's grasp on someone or something. When she relaxed her hold on me, I got away. Never relax your hold on an alligator.
See also: hold, on, relax
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This makes Relax Screen the perfect feature for anyone who finds pure nature scenes relaxing.
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It is the first in a series of audio-visual projects bringing the natural environment and relaxing sounds into clinical spaces.
00 moisturising and relaxing mist, this is the perfect tonic when your skin feels tight, which is usually caused by air con.
Reiki is also good for relaxation - or simply listen to soothing, relaxing music.
Alexandra House has recently partnered with Huddersfield University and Kirklees Council to help staff access the relaxing treatments and peaceful space at the spa.
Next move to the shoulders tensing them forwards and then relaxing backwards and then relaxing and bringing them up to your ears and then relaxing.
FORMER 007 heartthrob Pierce Brosnan was certainly not shaken or stirred as he was spied relaxing in a coffee shop with a copy of the Los Angeles Times.
Proponents of relaxing the collateral requirements for alien reinsurers in the United States cite financial services modernization and the globalization of the business as basic reasons for their position.
We just talked about relaxing and going out there and having fun," Butler said.
So whenever you feel stressed in work, just turn to one of your relaxing yoga exercises.
For the stretching to be "successful" you must concentrate on relaxing the muscles so that you can keep increasing the ROM.
Make sure you keep the breast bone lifted up and widen upper back and shoulders - hold for count of 20 relaxing into the pose.
When biking swiftly down a steep single track trail, kayaking through challenging rapids, or climbing a demanding route, we physically remember the yoga practice, relaxing the muscles that are not needed for the sport and integrating the body, mind, spirit, and breath.
The sound of the compressor, much like the filter on a fish tank, is very relaxing, too, according to Mazure.