One of the best ways I know of starting to relax in the context of martial arts is to get your posture working properly. Here is an article I wrote some time back on correcting posture starting at the feet, since that's where we directly interact with the largest force (gravity) and the largest object (the Earth) in our lives. Following are a couple of good videos about getting posture working rightly starting from the shoulders. Matt A. at Ikigai turned me onto the Esther Gokhale video some months ago, and I've really found it helpful.
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