Now I Know My ABC's...
Pro-tip#1 Pause to remember your ABC's
Awareness ~ Breath ~ Connection
A is for Awareness - Become aware of what is here in this moment through all your senses.
1) Outside your body - What do you see? Hear? Feel? Smell? Taste?
2) Where your body and the outer world make contact -
Where is your body making contact with physical support?
(e.g. the ground beneath your feet, the chair you are sitting on).
3) Inside your body - When you sense internally, what sensations do you notice?
B is for Breath - Where is your breath moving your body? What are the sensations and qualities you sense in your breath in this moment? In what ways does your breath respond when you bring your awareness to stimuli from outside your body, points of contact between your body and the outer environment, and inside your body?
C is for Connection - Connect with feeling contact with what's supporting you. Connect with your breath. Connect the outer with the inner and notice how they affect one another. Connect with any other resources you have for feeling grounded, connected, supported. From this more resourced place, connect with the person you are with.
~By Heather Young
Want to improve your mental and physical health?
Pro-tip #2 - Laugh At Yourself! The benefits of laughter are instantaneous. Research shows it greatly reduces stress and strengthens your immune system in the process.
Laughter reinforces social bonds and is essential for survival.
In an article by John Haltiwanger published in Elite Daily, Haltiwanger states:
"Laughter sets the spirit free through even the most tragic circumstances. It helps us shake our heads clear, get our feet back under us and restores a sense of balance. Humor is integral to our peace of mind and our ability to go beyond survival. Laughter is vital to our sanity and longevity!"
Wild Roots staff authors include Erin Boehme, Lia Grippo, CJ Cintas, Anne McCarthy, Tyler Starbard, Jenn Sepulveda, Heather Young, Amalia Smith Hale, Natalia Pareja...