Great! I can teach you a variety of simple, relaxing exercises that will loosen up your fascia, strengthen your muscles, improve your dexterity, and limberness, flush out your internal organs, and pump the lymphatic system.
I choose differing exercises for differing people, fitness level, age, inclination, and awareness. There are 3 basic phases to each stretch. 1.)The quiet stillness in which the intention to move is generated. 2.) The generation of an intention to move the body in a certain beneficial way. 3.) The breath. 4.) The movement. 5.) The return to stillness.
Stillness is not necessarily something that everybody knows how to generate within their being. Learning to cultivate stillness is very important to a being for their survival, and THRIVE-al! Think of a little mouse, who just escaped being eaten by a giant playful cat. He huddles in his little hiding spot, and just sits very still. Waiting, resting, allowing his tiny organs to process the fear, waiting for his tiny heart to calm down. Once he settles, his analytical brain functions can kick in, and he can return to the mission that he was on when he received the attack.
When you get home to your castle whether big or small, rich or humble, part of you is still that little mouse just waiting to calm down, to feel restful, and safe.
Treatment for Migraines, stress-headaches, manic-panic, anxiety, sleeplessness, or otherwise overly amped up stress-response.
You will need:
2. Hot Water
3. 2 Ice packs
4. Comfy chair
Fill the dishpan with hot water and place in on a towel in front of your comfy chair. You may add essential oils, salts, etc if you like. Put your bare feet in the water, as hot as you can stand it. Put the ice pack in a pillowcase and place it on your upper neck at the base of your skull. Put the other at the upper part of the lower back at the base of the ribs, over the kidneys, where many of your stress hormones are produced. Sit back, and relax, watch a movie, read a book, enjoy the cool penetrate. At the brain stem, the reptilian brain, the cold will literally signal a hybernation response. The muscles will relax as the pain-spasm-pain cycle is broken. The blood vessels in the head will constrict, reducing the pressure inside the skull. The heat in the feet will aid in circulation, pulling blood into the extremities, away from the head and filtering organs, giving your whole body a cardio-vascular and physiological switch from, stress, to AHHHH.
Stay on the ice for 15-20 minutes maximum. The cool should be insulated either with a shirt, or pillowcase. If it feels very uncomfortable insulate it a little more. Even if it doesn’t feel very cold at first, after 5-10 min, that cool will be doing its work. This will often make you drowsy, so get the kiddos to bed first. This is a great thing to set up for someone you love who struggles with stress or headaches.
Giving yourself or other loved one that time to rest, regenerate, flush, will feel so good, you might even make it a habit. Be kind to yourself!