3 easy steps to find the calm
I don't know about you but trying to fit in good habits is, frankly, exhausting. How do you look after yourself when you've got no time?
Here are a few easy ways to build in calm, into even the most busiest of schedules:
1. Feeling overwhelmed? Close your eyes. With no visual stimuli to take in, your brain waves drop down to 8 - 12 hz per second, also called alpha waves. When your eyes are open in active and alert mode, your neural oscillations are at 12-30hz per second. By simply shutting your eyes you conserve a bit of energy, start to dial in the rest and digest response and you allow yourself a moment to pause and breath.
2. Breath is an easy way in to calming down, the more you focus on breathing the more you heal your body. Calm, full and steady breathing massages the organs, opens up the lungs and stretches the diaphragm, accessory muscles and tissues so that your breathing is more fluid. The more fluid your breath, the more it heals the systems. Close your eyes and count a slow 1, 2, 3, 4 on your inhale and a slow 1, 2, 3, 4 on your exhale., keeping going until you feel ready to let it go.
3. Yoga nidra – Yoga nidra is a guided meditation, where you access a state between wakefulness and sleep, it works by using the mind to calm the mind. Consistency is key, so a little a day will start to build in emotional resilience.
Do let me know how you get on!
26 October 2015