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If the ocean can calm itself

If the ocean can calm itself

“If the ocean can calm itself so can you. We’re both salt water mixed with air.” Nayyirah Waheed

How do you calm yourself? For me at times it gets pretty tough… Here are a few techniques I tend to use. Please share yours <3

  • Managing Difficult Emotions (Part 1):¬†https://www.spiritsexlab.com/2017/11/21/managing-difficult-emotions-p1/
  • Managing Difficult Emotions (Part 2): https://www.spiritsexlab.com/2017/11/28/managing-difficult-emotions-p2/
  • Managing Difficult Emotions (Part 3): https://www.spiritsexlab.com/2017/12/05/managing-difficult-emotions-p3/

The latest great breathing technique I have just learned is this:

  • Sit comfortably, start focusing inwardly on your breath
  • Slowly take in a full deep belly breath
  • Hold it for as long as you can
  • Slowly breathe out
  • Repeat for as long as necessary and comfortable (these don’t have to be forceful – slow and steady is great)
  • This breathing technique jump starts your Parasympathetic nervous system so you can leave the stress response behind and settle into a more comfortable, relaxed state of being.

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