Hey, I’m not the only one – Excerpts from “Lisa B.” - it’s just good to hear about others using similar strategies as me (and probably for many others) for stress reduction and health. Note: I’m not necessarily endorsing one method over another. Everyone’s got different ways that work for them etc.
Excerpts from “Lisa B.” (VHL Alliance vhl.org Blog Page – Thank you Lisa B.)
I found myself sitting and waiting, with no one to talk to and, oh yeah, I am blind. So I realized that I was focusing on my breathing and keeping myself calm and centered with the chaos of all of the 200+ children and families swirling around me... Finding my center and focusing on my breathing helps me keep calm
I have used the music and chanting from class before surgeries to help my mind stay focused and calm
My favorite posture is shavasana*, which is all about relaxation and absorbing all the energy and feeling your muscles tingle and knowing that you showed up for yourself
* also known as “Corpse pose is traditionally practiced at the end of a yoga sequence. It can however be used at the beginning to calm the body before practice or in the middle of a sequence to rest…”
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
What the science and research says about relaxation...