For times when we need a bit grounding
Having a rough day? Want to feel grounded again but life at work/home feels just too stressful? Try this!
Alternative nostril breathing but without the hands
Alternative nostril breathing calms an overactive, upset and aggravated mind. It helps bring us into the present moment. Normally done by blocking off the nostrils with the fingers, try this version instead without the hands when every you need it.
Sit up straight or if you standing still, make sure your posture is good. Inhale just through the left nostril and exhale out of the right.
Next, inhale through just the right nostril and out through the left. Keep going! Inhale through one nostril and out the other one.
Remember: inhale through one nostril and out the other one.
If you are in a place that you can close the eyes when doing this please as it calms the mind further. If not I find it works with them open too when in places that you can’t.
Do whenever you need it. I find just a few minutes or longer can calm.
Use the ground as your anchor when feeling ungrounded
Feeling overwhelmed and a bit fizzy? Try standing still in one spot and breathing into your feet. Okay so the lungs aren’t in the feet, but if you imagine your breath reaching them it helps! So as you inhale and as you exhale feel the support coming up from the ground. Inhale again, and as your exhale, feel as if the earth’s positive energy is circling you. You can also try holding onto a desk or piece of furniture whenever you feel ungrounded. This works for me. Try fo 3- 10 minutes.
Above anything remember to slow down the breathing and to stay as present as you can.
When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. LL Cool J
I hope this helps!