Inhale “ok,” exhale long.
I’ve found myself doing that a lot lately. It’s getting pretty serious (3X in 5 mins. kind of serious). In the time that it took me to walk to the kitchen to start making food, I had “okayed” myself 3X!!
And this is WITH morning slow yoga, prayer, epsom salt baths, and ALL of the tea. 🙀Imagine where I’d be without all that! .
ANYWAY, I’ve talked to a few others, and they’re experiencing the same thing, so let’s talk about a few physical signs of stress so we can start moving through it together.
1. Tension in the body
2. Tongue orientation change
3. Shallow breathing
These are all PHYSICAL warnings signs—#clues
about what’s going on INSIDE, so look there first.
Is there something you need to change your perspective on?
Is there someone you need to talk to?
Do you need more #youtime
Go get it!
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Get into a place where you can fully relax. That could be at a stoplight, your desk, or on your couch. Scan your body for tension. When you identify it, release it and then breathe in and out slowly, imagining that you’re sending your #breath
to that place to #soften
it. Repeat as many times as you need.
Notice whether your tongue is on the roof of your mouth or (like mine lately) rolled. If so, lower it away from the roof of your mouth + allow a soft #smile
to spread on your lips even if you’re not feeling it.
Perform alternate nostril breathing by breathing in through 1 nostril for 4 counts, holding both for 1, and then releasing to the count of 4 on the other side. Repeat for 4 breaths at least.
(See Insta story for a full walk through complete with 🎶)
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