It's Therapeutic Thursday and Aortic Disease Awareness Month!
Updated: Sep 25, 2022
Relaxation and Grounding Techniques...Katie Moran, LMT
The largest concept to integrate is that we can learn to live relaxed. Living a relaxed lifestyle enables us to create a reality every day that we do not need to escape from. Constant input from the universe, society, and our own self care choices can contribute to our wellness… or our un-wellness.
Some options for living relaxed… A journey through the senses!!!
Some Sedative Aromatherapy: Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Valerian, Ylang Ylang
Pranayama (conscious breath) Alternate nostril breathing, and the cooling breath (boat tongue) are a couple of techniques
Create a clutter free environment at home and at work
Experience nature… place a photo of nature somewhere you will see it often
Light a candle to set the ambiance for yourself
Ambiance and calm consciousness while eating sets space for sacred nourishment
Routine of when we eat and regulating how much we eat is important for a regular and relaxed digestive system
Eat a balanced diet of anti-inflammatory foods
Drink more H20!!!!!!
Abhyanga aka Self massage helps to gently move lymph in towards the lymph nodes… Use an oil that feels good for you and the season. Move from distal to medial
Restorative Yoga, Practice moving into comfort… rest and digest
Reiki is a great self-care tool for relaxation
Positive self-talk… Affirmations in the mirror WITH eye contact AND conviction!!! Example: “I am enough”