I don't know about you, but my experience of space has significantly changed these past few weeks. Life in a global pandemic brings big ebb + flows. I'm in a paradox of gratefulness for the space I have and a strong desire for freedom to choose a different space. Physical distancing has meant most of us are and should be confined to our home living spaces. It can feel like a loss of freedom. So much, right now, can feel like that. Mindfulness can be a way to still our desire
In this time of COVID-19, stress is something ALL of us can relate to. We are not alone. This is affecting all of us, in one way or another. I recently spoke about stress with one of my closest friends Anita Lambert @holistichealthphysio on the podcast that she and @jessiemundell co-host. This was a big deal for me. Not only do I always love chatting with Anita (we’ve been friends since our undergrad and we were in each other’s wedding party), but I was deeply ho
BREATHE IN. BREATHE OUT.
Taking "deep and slow" breaths for 5 minutes has been shown to decrease sympathetic nervous (flight or fight) system activity; to decrease feelings of tension, anger, and depression; and to increase pain thresholds.
Most of us are living life, rushing around. This means that we are in flight or fight mode a lot of the time. This isn't always a bad thing. However, humans thrive on variability and the resilience to move into and out of
For viewing pleasure, turn the sound off. I was surrounded by kids (including my own) at the aquarium! Aren't they just mesmerizing!?! I could sit and watch the ebb and flow of their movement for hours.
For me, they represent how there needs to be rest as much as there needs to be effort. Jellyfish balance this so well.
They are a really cool model of how our diaphragm and our pelvic floor move with our breath. Try this:
INHALE and watch the jellyfish expand as our ribs w