relax into

relax into (something)

1. To sit, lean, or recline into something and rest one's body. After such a long day at work, it feels good to finally crack open a beer and relax into my favorite armchair. I relaxed into my bath to try to ease the tension in my aching muscles.
2. To feel more comfortable, confident, and able in a particular role, job, position, etc. I'm not sued to giving people orders, so it took me a while to relax into this new position of authority. She seemed quite nervous at first, but she's finally relaxing into the role.
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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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"In these practices we are learning to relax into our experience, even if the mind is busy," explains Bell.
Release and relax into stretch - to come out, bend knees, draw in feet and roll over to one side then ease to sitting.
Relax into passive stretch breathing evenly and gently.
Relax into passive stretch breathing evenly and gently - hold for count of 10 then uncurl.
To finish relax into a recuperative posture by placing your cushions against the wall, sit on this carefully, swivel round and lift the legs straight up the wall.