Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw and the muscles around your eyes.
Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go before relaxing your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other.
Breathe out, relax your chest and then, finally, relax your legs, starting with your thighs and moving to your lower legs.
Once you’ve relaxed your body for ten seconds, you must attempt to clear your mind of all thoughts.
There are three methods that may help with this – according to the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance.
1. Picture yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but blue sky above you
2. Picture yourself snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room
3. Repeat the words ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ in your mind for ten seconds