Creating calm in the darker months — Anxiety Slayer™

Factors coated on this episode:

Defend your self from expectations

Pay further consideration to setting boundaries.

Enable time to pause and suppose earlier than committing to occasions.

Defend your vitality.

No thanks is an entire sentence.

Releasing resistance is a crucial a part of calming anxiousness

What you resist persists. And with anxiousness it doesn’t simply persist, it good points vitality. If you happen to struggle anxiousness, or struggle with our unsettled thoughts we simply churn it up extra.

You should discover a place of acceptance and self-compassion whereas leaning into good self-care, particularly presently of 12 months for these of us going into the Winter season.

Taking efficient psychological breaks

Nervousness may be seen as a communication. The physique and thoughts are speaking stress and concern, and we will reply by sending calming messages again to them. Respiratory, yoga, QiGong and meditation let your nervous system know “It’s OK, I hear you and I’m going that can assist you.”

Meditating each day reminds our cardiovascular and nervous techniques that they’re secure to loosen up and unwind for a interval in time. This trains our our bodies to study the place the “off change” for our agitated minds is situated, and because of this, we’re higher in a position to handle our stress. In sum, there isn’t a longer any doubt that the state of the thoughts and spirit impacts the functioning of the physique (and vice versa).

– The Artwork & Science of Vedic Counselling Dr. Frawley and Dr. Kshirsagar

Standing Practices

If you happen to really feel stirred up attempt QiGong shaking, bounce on the entrance of your toes letting your weight drop onto your heels whereas shaking out your arms and fingers. Increase your fingers over your head and get your entire physique as free as you possibly can whereas taking deep breaths. Let your arms come again to your sides and with toes flat on the ground bounce out of your legs and knees for a pair extra minutes.

That is an historical follow for shaking out stress and concern and excessive adrenaline states.

Watch this video on balancing feelings with QiGong by Chunyi Lynn 

Seated Practices

Spend just a few quiet minutes massaging the calming level, whereas taking calm, regular breaths.

Or curl up someplace quiet and hearken to a Guided Mediation. There are lots of various kinds of guided practices. It may be useful to go searching and see what you like. For instance guided respiration, or a physique scan to launch stress, or a guided journey for deep rest and escape. We have now 30 guided meditations on our Patreon, you will discover them proper on the high of our web page subsequent to our tapping Periods Assortment.

Guided Meditations

Guided relaxations and meditations ease the thoughts right into a extra peaceable state by gradual immersion on the follow, it’s the alternative of distraction, it’s going to take you away from anxiousness however depart you feeling higher for it. Distraction can preoccupy the thoughts for some time, nevertheless it doesn’t really feel good afterwards and we’re left to face our anxiousness once more feeling extra drained and out of stability.

What else helps?

Herbs and spices that assist carry your spirits:

Cinnamon

Cardamom

Ginger

Cloves

Cumin

Important oils:

Lavender 

Patchouli

Frankincense 

Jasmine

Grapefruit

We love Eden’s Backyard 100% pure Important Oils Link to Eden’s Garden

Hold heat

Take into account retaining your neck heat with a shawl, even indoors.

Sip sizzling water or ginger tea between meals.

Three Ginger Tea and Chill out are two of our favourite teas from Pukka Tea.

Hold shifting

It is easy to sit down an excessive amount of presently of 12 months.

Set reminders to maneuver when you discover you get caught in a chair for too lengthy.

Shifting helps the thoughts as a lot because the physique.

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