Pain is obviously a stressful thing to deal with, but the irony is that this stress can make your pain worse as it will tense up your muscles even further. A relaxed state of mind is also thought to improve your perception of the pain you are experiencing. Relaxation techniques such as meditation or meditative exercises such as tai chi will help to put your mind at rest and reduce your stress, preventing your pain from worsening due to your mental state. Yoga is another great form of exercise for muscular pain relief. It focuses on relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation while also helping to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture.