14 Apr 19
Breathe in- Hold - Breathe Out
Happy New Week Yogis and yoginis!!
Have you recharged your batteries? I wanted to share with you this simple breathing exercise and really interesting article from @calm about relaxation and stress balance....and please turn the sound on ????
Our bodies are designed for stress (but not too much). Stress is inevitable and a part of our everyday lives. In fact, half of our autonomic nervous system, known as the Sympathetic Nervous System (famous for activating our “fight or flight” response), is designed to support us in the daily activities that cause us stress. While the other half, the Parasympathetic Nervous System (responsible for promoting our “rest and digest” response), is designed to help us to recover from the stressors of our daily life.?
?So, the goal isn’t to eliminate stress altogether but rather to ensure that we are giving ourselves the time and space necessary to counterbalance the effects of stress by activating our parasympathetic nervous system. In other words, we aim to pulse between times of stress and times of relaxation. Too often we get stuck in a stress cycle that keeps our bodies tense and prevents our minds from integrating and letting go of challenging experiences.?
Breathing Exercises are one of many ways to activate your relaxation response to restore your body after a stressful experience. Take time to breathe every day for the health of your mind and body.
Take you daily dose of yoga+kindness go stretch and make your day wonderful!!