9 powerful methods to deal with perceived stress:
When you feel the symptoms of perceived stress- such as palpitations, an irritable bowel, insomnia, headaches, or loss of appetite- do something positive. You could useholistic massages
on a more frequent basis and also consider the following measures:
- Establish some healthy boundaries and learn to say" No' when you are taking on too many things to do any one good enough.
- If you work at a desk or have a sedentary lifestyle, getup and take some
Do you find it easy to forgive
people who have hurt or abused you in some way?
didn’t until I started to understand that I was hurting myself more by
maintaining a tight knot of resentment and anger towards the people who had
wronged me. As I learned to love myself, and make loving myself more important
than hating the other person, a profound shift happened within me.
felt more loving not only towards myself, but also towards everyone and all
situations in my life. This shift in perspective produced a state of
relaxation, ease, and trust that all was right with my world.
A color energy meditation:
....close your eyes and
imagine a red ball of energy spinning just at the end of your spine your coccyx
and let that deep vibrant red energy gently expand at just that one spot,
strengthening your sense of security and feeling of connection to your primary
family... now imagine an orange energy spinning in a ball, round and round at
your belly button area, spinning and softly expanding at just that one spot,
healing relationship issues and inspiring your creativity.
Surrender...Not just bending my bones…
As I walk into the warm yoga room at east west yoga in Newmarket I am glad to be
here. Why you might ask? You are going to be tortured and be incredibly
hot…yap! I look at it this way: Every morning again this is my chance to clear
my mind, to clear my body from any blockages accumulated by thought processes,
self talk, experiences, triggered memories, emotions…Being a Kinesiologist I
know how certain emotions can weaken a muscle or a muscle group and meridians
ultimately the immune system and organs.
I have been experimenting with applying meditation for chakra energy and self hypnosis into my Bikram yoga practice.
It has been very helpful in stabilizing my big toe which likes to lift off the ground and changes the whole dynamics of all poses.
As soon as we start class with the breathing exercise in Bikram Yoga I imagine a powerful red energy coming from the tip of my spine and is flowing down into my legs and feet through the soles of my feet into the ground. This red energy in my mind is turning into roots holding , surrounding, stabilizing my legs, my toes, my coccyx.