Happy Sunday! What are your self-care Sunday plans?
Happy Self-Care Sunday! Hope you’re enjoying this day and finding some time for self-care. I’m planning on catching up with some friends overseas that I have not spoken to in a while and going for a walk-and-talk in the forest. Check out the non-negotiable self-care habits post on my Instagram or Facebook.
Did you know that giving out compliments is one way to express gratitude? Try it.
🙏🏽 Gratitude Practice 🙏🏽
I invite you to give a compliment to 3 random people that you come across today.
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“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it”.
What is the healing breath?
Breathwork supports healing and transformation by clearing blocked emotions through the physiological impact of controlling your breathing. Conscious breathing is possible at any time if required. This accessibility makes the exercises of breathing therapy an ideal aid in everyday life. They can help alleviate discomfort, increase relaxation and attentiveness, improve concentration and allow you to master stressful situations.
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We all could benefit from paying attention to the way we breathe. From the diaphragm, a long, slow in-breath stimulates our energy-stress response system, a long, even slower out-breath activates our soothing-relaxing-bonding system. Breathing this way keeps our nervous system in balance, thereby releasing just the right hormones we need in our daily lives and giving us enough energy and good health throughout the day. In yogic practices, Pranayama means expansion of the life force and expansion of the breath. For more than 5000 years, yogis have understood, through direct experience, that expanding the breath would expand life. Today, Pranayama helps to establish regular breathing patterns to reverse the harmful effects of modern life. Directing the breath into various bodily energy centres can bring about experiences of expanded consciousness and incredible bliss; slow alternate nostril breathing can calm and balance the mind and emotions while strong, oral Pranayama can open new levels of experience and consciousness typically accessible only through hallucinogens or years of meditation practice.
Check out my awesome conversation “How to Build YOUR Confidence with Constructive Embarrassment” on episode #42 on the Self-Care Goddess Podcast.
Breath practices can relieve anxiety and tension and promote better integration of the mind, body, and emotions. When you experience stressful thoughts, your sympathetic nervous system triggers the body’s ancient fight-or-flight response, giving you a burst of energy to respond to the perceived danger. Your breathing becomes shallow and rapid, and you primarily breathe from the chest and not the lower lungs. This can make you feel short of breath, which is a common symptom when you feel anxious or frustrated. At the same time, your body produces a surge of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which increase your blood pressure and pulse rate and put you in a revved-up state of high alert. With deep breathing, you can reverse these symptoms instantly and create a sense of calm in your mind and body. When you breathe deeply and slowly, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which reverses the stress response in your body. Deep breathing stimulates the main nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system which is the vagus nerve, slowing down your heart rate, lowering your blood pressure, and calming your body and mind.
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