Relaxation

January 22, 2017
Amy

Relaxation. Something we all need and can just “never find the time” for (here I quote a number of my anonymous friends, clients and… myself 😉 ).

It’s pretty simple really, we all need to hit the sympathetic nervous system reset button once in a while. There are many ways to accomplish this, maybe you’re good with reading a novel, or maybe you need to take a walk in nature, show up for a yoga class and meditate, commit to a Scandinave spa day, or schedule a massage.

OK, those all sound amazing, but they also require some amount of planning ahead or taking a good chunk of time out of your day. What about the moments when the stressors in your life have hit the roof and you just need a little something to bring your feet back down to the ground?

I always find the best place to start is your breath.

 

It can be as simple as just taking some deep, slow breaths, but if you’re not familiar with intentional breathing you can follow these guided breathing exercises.

Click the button below to see a printable PDF of an intentional breathing program to help you let go of feeling stress in your body and get your head screwed back on straight. (OK, maybe it’s just me, but when I’m stressed I just can’t focus on anything!)

PDF - Breathe

This exercise program is also available with instructional videos to guide you through each exercise. But the videos don’t last forever, you’ll have access to it for 3 days from the date of this blog post only! To make sure you get to see all the exercise videos before they’re gone like my Facebook page.

Bonus: Be sure to click on “additional information” to listen to some guided relaxation techniques called Jacobsen Relaxation.

Videos - Breathe

And to have your own personalised exercise program designed just for you book a 30 minute massage therapy appointment. Your massage therapy appointment will include discussion of your needs, assessment, and instruction of remedial exercises with access to your exercise program videos. If you want a massage as well make sure you book a longer appointment!

In health,

Amy