Chronic stress is linked to many of the most pernicious chronic diseases that plague modern humans. Managing stress is of critical importance for health, memory, learning and quality of life. For those with persisting pain, stress is an amplifier of pain and suffering. We can’t change the stressful times that we live in. But there are simple, evidence informed strategies that you can use to reduce your stress in the moment, and with practice, manage your responses to stressors in the long term. In this practice we actually explore three of these strategies.
Intro to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is just the most important thing that most of us aren’t doing. It has enormous health benefits and can be useful in addressing chronic stress, ongoing pain, anxiety, depression, immunity support and SO. MUCH. MORE.
Expand Your Breathing Options
Many of us tend to breathe in a habitual way. While there is nothing wrong with that, expanding and exploring your breathing options can be very therapeutic if you are managing pain or stress and anxiety. This is one of my favorite pranayamas and I hope you learn tons about your breathing anatomy.
Yin & Pranayama: A Universe Conspires
every now and then I have to remind myself of something. The Universe really wants for me to thrive. Not just me but all of us. I’m not a super spiritual person but I do love science, and I feel like science backs me up here. So this practice is about exploration because I don’t want you to take my word for it. I want you to experience this conspiring of the Universe for yourself. Through movement, through breath, through the exquisite felt sense of self.
Yin: Chronic Stress Manifesto
This practice is a yummy Yin with some immediately applicable tools and information regarding chronic stress and how you can cope.