A Few Ways I’m De-Stressing 

A Few Ways I’m De-Stressing 
Hi Friends,
Like many of you, I’ve never felt this stressed in all of my life. In addition to all that is happening globally, I lost my grandmom and my precious kitty Farrah during the month of May. It was one of the hardest months of my life. When we are stressed, our cortisol levels rise which negatively impacts the function of our thyroid and hormones. Persistent stress lowers the immune system and the ability to fight illness and disease. Here are a few things I’m doing to try to de-stress and calm my central nervous system: 

1. Distress Remedy by Nature’s Sunshine

This legitimately helps me with my anxiety. 
Benefits: Balances the emotions. May assist in alleviating emotional distress. How it Works: When emotional distress threatens, Nature’s Sunshine Distress Remedy assists in returning emotional balance. The Distress Remedy, a flower essence, supports emotional stability and helps in managing stress.
Take 10–15 drops under the tongue every 10–15 minutes or as needed until symptoms improve. Then decrease to every 1–2 hours, then to four times daily until symptoms are relieved. Avoid any contact with dropper to eliminate product contamination. For children under 12, consult your health care professional.

2.  Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes
Agent Nateur holi (bath)

I can’t live without a bath. If you only have a shower, try creating some steam and sit down while showering. This is what I do if I don’t have a bath.  Magnesium helps alleviate stress and muscle aches and promotes relaxation and a sense of calm.

3.Deva Premal Love is Space Album

This kundalini album always calms me and my kitty loved it. In Yoga, there are 5 organs of action, called Karmendriyas, and 5 sense organs, called Jnanendriyas. These function as receptors and transmitters. In simpler terms, everything that a person does through the use of these organs, affects their energy. By listening to music that positively affects the organs, the benefits of yoga and meditation are positively enhanced.

4. Buy a $30 cupping kit

This is so easy to do and one of the best purchases I have evermade. You can cup yourself to relieve aches, pain and menstrual cramps. It’s also a great way to loosen the fascia, relieve stress and have a better night’s sleep. You can have a friend or partner cup your back. You can read more about it here

5. Reverse Breathing Technique

My therapist, hypnotherapist and New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Sylva Dvorak shared this with me:
The Mind Stopping Technique, is a safe and effective way of immediately managing the state of your mind, or quieting the “monkey mind.” During times of stress and anxiety, it can offer you an effective way of stopping the chain of thoughts that cause and sustain a stressful condition and will help you feel more at peace, calm, relaxed, present and focused. The Mind Stopping Technique may be used at any time during the course of your day and/or when preparation for proper concentration is required.

Step 1: Close your eyes and, gently and slowly exhale through your nose, expel as much air from your lungs as you can. Please note it extremely important you first exhale through your nose (rather than inhale as you normally would). Hold your breath for a count of ten, (or until all thoughts almost stop or stop).
- You may notice what takes place during that time. Notice how your thoughts decrease both in intensity and volume, eventually disappearing entirely.
Step 2: Once your thoughts have slowed or stopped, begin a very slow inhalation. Do not rush that first inhalation, control it so there is no exertion. Fill your lungs to their normal capacity and hold your breath for a count of ten.
Step 3: Exhale through your nose very slowly and empty your lungs of air, holding for a count of ten, before making another slow controlled inhalation. Repeat all three steps a few times.
- At this point, your thoughts should have slowed down a lot and/or stopped and your mind is very quiet.

In Love and Solidarity with You,