Gratitude – Giving Thanks
In and Out slowly and deeply x 10 breaths can start to balance the tension by moving the parasympathetic vagus nerve.
Follow your in breath.
Follow your out-breath.
Follow your breath in the movement of your belly if you need to calm anxiety.
Follow your breath in the movement of your chest to uplift your spirits.
Approach any muscular tension that’s in your body and simply communicate with it for a little bit, asking it if it has any message for you or wants to say anything.
Bringing attention, cognition, connection and curiosity as well as compassion and kindness to our challenges tends to support a higher level of resilience and tolerance.
Be in Nature
It’s an impossible task but by the time you’ve counted leaves for a few minutes you will probably be seeing the various leaves that you pass, with the flowers, the bushes and trees, the birds and the bees and butterflies… and presto – you’ve let go and are being nourished and receptive to the healing vibe of the natural environment.
Eat foods that are alive to uplift your body. Eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and sprouts. Make greens a big portion of your diet as they nourish your blood, balance your pH, help cleanse you.
Plant foods that haven’t been cooked have intact fibre, structured water and live enzymes. All of these are vital in filling you with connection and the power of nature.