Here's a little deep-breathing Excercise I learned that truly does help settle a person when he or she is strEssed or tEnse. First, you close your eyes and breathe deeply--in and out. You refuse to allow anything to Enter your mind while you're doing this Exercise (which takes only a couple of minutes) and you think the first half of the phrase on the inhale and the last half of it on the Exhale.
The Exercise focuses on the word C E N T E R:
- Completely / surrender
- Empty / of Expectations
- Name / your work
- Trust / your resources
- Embrace / the moment
- Return / refreshed
It's not yoga, it's not medication, and it's not a miracle. It's just a little, bitty way to Ease up when life is getting you down.
Care to share any of your own relaxation techniques?