relax into (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
"But what is there to say about me?" said Pierre, his face relaxing into a careless, merry smile.
Finally, stretch the neck muscles relaxing into the stretch on the out-breath and gently roll the neck first to the left and then to the right, lift the head back to stretch the neck under the chin, and then bring your chin to your chest to stretch the back of the neck.
Ngakma Nor'dzin's new book, Relaxing into Meditation, published by Aro Books, is available from www.amazon.co.uk
Make sure you keep the breast bone lifted up and widen upper back and shoulders - hold for count of 20 relaxing into the pose.
Adjust your position until shoulders are comfortably on floor, relaxing into back of head and neck.
Adjust position until shoulders are comfortably on floor, relaxing into back of head and neck.