Stress is a part of everyday life. A little bit of it can keep you active and alert, helping you perform better, but long term stress can have a detrimental effect on your health. Although you cannot control all the stressors in your life, you can manage them effectively by changing the way you respond to them. Effective stress management techniques usually involve relaxation of the body and conditioning of the mind. Here are some powerful relaxation techniques you can follow to calm your body and reduce your general anxiety.