THE CALM PALM EXERCISE
We all have our moments where we want to jump out into thin air and pretend all is calm around us. The good news is that most of the time, there is no need to fight or flight. The answer is right at your fingertips. Use the Calm Palm Exercise to stimulate your senses through breathing and gentle touch to tell your brain everything will be okay. Just a few seconds can brighten the moment.
The good news is that THE CALM PALM can help.
Breathing has a deep association with stress relief. The Calm Palm offers a quick and tangible way to ensure you are breathing well to ease your stress.
Hold your hand in front of you. Raise your hand in front of you. Using your index finger of the opposite hand to trace your hand in the air. Starting at the thumb, breathe in deep through your nose, as you trace up and breathe out through your mouth as you trace down. Do this by gently touching each finger for about 4-5 seconds per side. Repeat as necessary.
The conscious breathing and the use of the different senses, helps soothe the brain and promote calmness to your brain and body.
Try doing this a few times a day and watch what happens.
Here is Another Quick Technique:
Look at the colors on each finger above. Based on Eastern beliefs, each finger is associated with an emotion.
In alternative methods, such as reflexology, we find that certain pressure points in the hands and feet can provide many health benefits. Signals that start at the very tips of the nerve cells, travel to and up the spinal cord, and into a part of the brain called the thalamus.
The thalamus sends the signals out to several parts of the brain, including those that control touch, physical reaction, memory and emotions, known as the limbic system.
This simple exercise will help calm certain emotions.
- Press on the sides of the tip of the finger corresponding to how you are feeling. I often suggest to say positive statements while trying this simple technique.
The results may surprise you!
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