...paying attention, on purpose, with open curiosity, to the unfolding of the present moment. When we practice observing ourselves (reconnecting mind with body), moment to moment, we soften our habitual reactivity & develop the ability to respond to any situation with more clarity & freedom of choice.
...integrating & harmonizing body, mind, & heart to facilitate the “Relaxation Response” (Rest-Digest-and-Repair), which is the opposite of our usual mode, the “Stress Response” (Fight-Flight-or-Freeze). When your body & heart-mind are relaxed, there is space for natural flow & healing.
Why practice these skills?
Regular practice of mindful relaxation can help regulate, balance, & manage:
Start now with one deep breath.
Being present in your body & learning to maintain a relaxed, centered energetic presence is a crucial life skill. It has a direct effect on your gene expression (suppressing your genetic predisposition to illness & disease) & your aging process (slowing the breakdown of telomeres which protect your chromosomes).
Find your favorite way to practice.
Practicing mindful relaxation builds stress resilience & helps you feel happier & healthier. The only challenge is making the time to regularly do the “work” of practicing, to strengthen your skills for navigating life. So choose a practice you enjoy.