From birth to 7 years old, we don’t know how to process our emotions; we just feel them. Most of our parents didn’t know how to deal with us when we were sad, angry, frustrated, loud, throwing a tantrum, etc. Instead of holding space for us to feel our feelings, we learned to get rid of them asap. All these unprocessed emotions get stored in our bodies.
Each time we don’t process our feelings, it’s like adding a big rock to our imaginary backpack. Can you imagine how heavy that load gets year after year!!! It makes me exhausted just thinking about it and it feels like it can drown you. This is what makes your body ill, and your mind foggy foggy foggy!! Only a small portion of your brain becomes available to be present and clear.
In this blog, we will explore simple tools to process your emotions on a daily basis through living consciously and breathing through tough times.
Having a pain free back and body does not have to be difficult. It can be a commitment of only 15 minutes a day. If you have had chronic pain for a long time, it will take patience, commitment and consistency to get back to alignment; but it is possible.
I have worked with people with chronic issues that have found relief with regular stretching and strengthening. Firefighter that fell down 3 stories and was told he would never walk again, started walking. People that were told their back pain would never go away and should do surgery, ended up pain free after commiting to stretch daily.
My goal is to keep it simple and empower you to take care of yourself. I have hand-picked 7 hip, 5 shoulder/neck, and 4 spine stretches. Thats all you need to stay flexible, pain free and keep range of motion in your major joints.
When you learn the “why and how” of each stretch, you can do them anywhere and feel good in...
We will explore, practice and play with different breathing modalities and their effects. And experience the power of breath!!
Physical benefits of diaphragmatic breathing:
Transformational Breath really brought it all together for me. It connected me to myself…it’s like my mind was doing it's own thing and my body was doing it's own thing… and when I started breathing into my diaphragm, the two connected and I became whole and strong. I finally started feeling safe inside...
Most people that sit behind the desk end up with their knees rotating outward. This outward rotation for long periods of time could cause back issues.
Easy fix is to use a strap to hold your legs hip distance apart. But make sure you introduce this to your body slowly. May be 1 hour a day for a week, then 1.5-2 hours, the second week, and so on... Otherwise, your body might scream at you.
Let me know if you have any questions. And if this has been helpful.
Getting in the habit of doing little stretches all day, and using everything around you to deepen your stretch is easy. All it takes is to create a habit!!
Stretching does not all have to happen in a classroom environment. 3-4 minutes, 3-4 times a day is about 15 minutes. 15 minutes of stretching 7 days a week, is over 1.5 hours of stretching a week. The results are cumulative.
In this video, I am giving you ideas on how you can use your kitchen space and time to do the 16 hand picked hip, shoulder, neck and spine stretches I love. Even a few minutes, a few times a day can make a big difference.
To make it more fun, get your friends and family involved. Let me know if you come up with fun ways to do these stretches!!