Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

Mind, Body, Spirit Pause

Which of these words or phrases apply to you?

Full mind, off-track, focus issues, multi-tasking, not finishing things, loss of interest, loss of motivation, easily distracted, feeling flighty, unsatisfied, going through the motions, auto-pilot, not remembering how you did something or got someplace…and there are probably a large number of other descriptions of feeling disconnected between your head and body.

When you feel this way, it’s necessary to take a mental break. Sometimes an hour is all you need to feel reconnected and with it but other times you may need a day, a weekend or a week. Vacations are given for a reason, so take your seriously. We all need to exhale from time-to-time. Taking a much-needed break is healthy for your body, your mind and your spirit. When you get yourself back in touch with feeling and being, remember to keep your peace by taking time out weekly; even daily to keep yourself grounded. Daily moments can release anxiety and toxins. Plan your week with a few minutes each day to reconnect with your body; know what your hands, legs, feet and the rest of you is doing…feel it. As often as you can, touch the earth with your feet and hands. Breathe the air, feel the sunshine, rain and breeze.

To get your daily dose, try this simple yoga pose called mountain pose. By doing this you allow your mind and body to become aware as one whole unit. Always remember to breathe consciously, inhaling, holding and exhaling…do it often throughout every day, it’s cleansing and releasing.

Here is a simple instruction on how to properly do “Mountain Pose” found at https://www.doyouyoga.com/mountain-pose/

Mountain Pose Step-By-Step

  1. Come to stand with your big toes touching and your heels slightly apart. Lift and spread your toes wide, releasing them down to the ground, and root down through all four corners of your feet — the big toe mound, pinky toe mound, and the two outer edges of your heels.
  2. Engage your thighs to lift your kneecaps slightly (without hyper extending your knees). Gently draw your energy in toward the mid-line of your body.
  3. Lengthen your tailbone down toward the floor and find a neutral pelvis.
  4. Draw your low ribs in to your body and press your shoulder blades into your back, lifting your sternum. Move your shoulders away from your ears, and broaden your collarbones.
  5. Relax your arms by your sides, turn your palms to face forward to open up through your chest.
  6. Bring your chin parallel to the floor and soften your face and jaw. Get tall from the soles of your feet up and out through the crown of your head.
  7. Remain in the pose anywhere from 5 to 10 breaths.

Take time to breathe. Take time to just be. ❤

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