As we ride out the current pandemic, I plan on putting up a series of videos on stress relief techniques you can use at home. Here is the first one.
-Begin by rating your current stress level on a 1-10 scale, 10 being the highest, 1 being the lowest.
-Cross your hands "mummy style" and let them rest on your collar bones/upper chest. -Breath slowly for 5-10 breaths, this should take you around a minute or so.
-Open your eyes, let your arms relax down and re-rate your stress level again. Notice the difference.
The weight of your hands and arms in this position feels comfortable and encourages you toward proper, diaphragmatic breathing by restricting the movement of the upper chest and shoulders. The kind of breathing stimulates your vagus nerve, which promotes calm. Please feel free to connect if you have any questions, Skype and phone sessions are available if you are interested. Be well!