The mind is an amazing and complex thing. It can solve incredible problems, make connections faster than computers, sense danger from the merest environmental clue, all the while regulating our bodies—the pumping of your heart, blood pressure and artery constriction, circulation, oxygen intake, food absorption and body temperature.
In my last post I discussed the concept of acceptance and the need to calm the body in order to get the mind into a place of acceptance. I also extrapolated on the question: Should You Really Have a Pulse Oximeter at Home?, so I'm hoping you're going to keep an Oximeter handy, at home.
There are many relaxation techniques designed to calm the body. If you have one that works for you, you can use that. I will present exercises in my next two posts.
These initial exercises here are focused on breathing.
Be present. Let go of fighting. Acknowledge and tolerate what is. At a crossroads, choose to listen to reality and commit over and over again to doing just what is needed in each stressful situation. Don’t give up, try to fix everything or refuse to tolerate the moment. Simply be and allow the world to be as it is.