Extensive study can make you feel your head heavy, tense, full. In order to relax, you could try the following exercises:
a) Sit on an armchair with your back straight, leaning against the backrest, your knees bent at a 90o Let your arms hang alongside the body. Close your eyes and put your head back a little. Gently massage the bridge of your nose, up to eye level, using your index finger and thumb. Make circular moves for two or three minutes.
b) In the same position as in the previous exercise, put the index and middle finger on your forehead, at half distance between your eyebrows and the line of your hair, and apply a gentle pressure, massaging the area for two or three minutes.
c) Sitting in the same position, with your eyes closed, without opening your mouth or moving your body, do these gentle exercises for your head:
– Bend your head forward until your chin touches your chest. Then lift it up, bend it back to lift your chin, return to normal position, and repeat 20 times.
– Turn your head to the right, look forward, turn it to the left, and repeat 20 times.
– Make circular moves with your head, imitating the movement of the hands of a clock: to the right, to the front, to the left, then to the back, ten times. Then repeat the exercise another ten times, this time in opposite direction.
Keep your head straight and count to five before opening your eyes a little at a time.
You will feel how the tension in your head and neck has disappeared.