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Relaxation Techniques

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!!!


Scent:

  • 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.

Sight:

  • 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.

Taste:

  • 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!!!!!!

Touch:

  • 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

Sound:

  • Positive self-talk… Affirmations in the mirror WITH eye contact AND conviction!!! Example: “I am enough”

  • Calm music, nature sounds, and vibrational sound therapy, also… silence is golden.

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