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  • n. A technique consisting of a set of physical and mental exercises for reducing stress and promoting well-being.


Coined by Dr. Alfonso Caycedo in the 1960s from Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • This spring, I've joined a sophrology class; a system well-known in France and Switzerland but of which I had scant notion.

    The Serious Art of Gentle Exercise

  • Not because sophrology has been used to coach medal-scooping Olympic ski teams in Switzerland.

    The Serious Art of Gentle Exercise

  • I took sophrology classes, a relaxation-yoga kind of thing where control of oneself is being learned.

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