I am speaking with many people who are feeling either outright anxiety, guilt, dread, grief, a sense of loss, and other feelings, or an underlying sense of these. Some are experiencing full-blown panic attacks. Some are experiencing none of these, but are feeling uncharacteristically irritable and short -tempered, are not able to sleep or concentrate, etc.. Some people are filled with a sense of apprehension as they wait: wait to get sick, wait for a loved one to get sick,
Here is a little experiment for you to try: Hold your arms out to the sides, and feel as if they have been infused with sadness. Note if there are any changes as a result- do they feel heavier? Mushier? Stronger? Weaker? Now feel as if your arms have been infused with joy. Note if there are any changes as a result of allowing them to be infused with joy - do they feel heavier? Lighter? Longer? Shorter? Weaker? Stronger? Another experiment to try: First “take stock of” and not
I hope you are all doing well. These are trying times. While my physical office remains closed, I am frequently posting on my facebook page, Bodywork Beyond Massage. A few recommendations: If possible, go outside and walk around (of course, maintaining at least 6-15 feet between yourself and others).
Repetitive movement, such as walking, helps soothe our nervous system. You do not need to "Power walk"; just walk. Appreciate what you see/hear around you. Notice the blossoming