This breathing practice will help you keep your shit together.
I used it twice yesterday after watching the news (Uvalde Elementary School shooting) . I’ve also brought it to many students during strength training sessions ( it helps them step out of worried thoughts and become more present in their bodies)
No matter what is going on, you can use this simple practice to tell your body you are okay. When you feel you are safe in your body, your brain will work with you to feel better.
If you want more tools to quickly save your shit CLICK HERE for my 3 Sanity Saver Videos. Quick exercises custom created to quickly calm you down and regain your sanity .
Now, scroll down for the Hook Up Breath steps and science
STEPS & SCIENCE
Hook Up Exercise•Standing, Lying or seated cross one foot over the other (legs
•Stretch out your arms and cross them in front of your body.
•As they are crossed, have the palms of the right and left hands
touch together and lock fingers.
•Loop the hands underneath the arms and pull the arms close to
the chest (twisted into a pretzel).
•Hold this position for 2 to 5 minutes or for as long as you need to
calm your body.
** This is my favorite breath exercise. It links up both sides of the brain. This makes
the whole brain more available.
This is from Dr. Paul and Gail Dennison of The Brain Gym CLICK HERE for info on them and their resources
Please share this with others and use for yourself. Take care of yourself and each other