There are lots of ways to relax when we are stressed: meditation, yoga, tea, massage, exercise, talking with a friend, taking a hot bath or shower, sex. And I highly recommend all these. But none of these actually relax you unless your mind approaches them with a relaxed attitude, and lets go of tightness. These things happen to trigger the release of tightness for most of us, but in truth, you can let go of tightness without any of these relaxing activities, no matter what you’re doing.
Feelings are the most powerful magnet for getting what you want, or more specifically, to get more of what you are feeling. When you celebrate each snippet of time that provoked good feelings, you’ll bring about more 'feel good' situations. Thus the importance of practicing the ability to celebrate every good moment.