So much is happening these days. We are spending a lot more time at home. I have heard that some people are feeling a sense of worry about how their resources will hold up during the next few months.
In response to that I would like to offer some help. Breathe.
Now is a great time to look into some ways to relax. When we relax, we allow our parasympathetic nervous system to aid our body, mind and spirit in repair.
Here are some helpful ideas:
Meditation: There are apps you can download on your device to make it easy to meditate wherever you are. You can check out your favorite websites and social media pages for meditation videos. Or you can simply, quiet your space, find comfort for your body, allow your self to relax, breathe in for four counts and out for four counts. Allow yourself to understand that you are safe and healthy. Breathe in for four counts and out for four counts. Allow yourself to appreciate yourself for caring about your wellbeing. Breathe in for four counts and out for four counts. Repeat this a few times or set a timer for as long as you like. Make any adjustments you need to this as it should be as comfortable as possible. We all work with struggles. For those that will complete this on a train, in the hospital, or in a room of fun loving children, I commend you and I respect you.
Breathing exercises: Pranayama is a common way to do this. This breathing exercise extends the breathes with a goal of strengthening the life force. I like pranayama in a guided form. You can find videos for this and other breathing exercises on websites like Gaia.com and YouTube.com.
Move your body: One way to guarantee that breath is moving in and out of your body is to move your body. Try walking, jogging or running. Try yoga. Any kind of workout is going to get the job done.
Breathe friends. We are all in this together.
Love, Light and Blessings to you all!