You might think that it’s easy to stop! How difficult can it be to just lie down and stop for a few minutes. All those juicy benefits should make it most appealing…
– a lengthening spine
– rehydrating vertebrae
– adrenalin leaving the blood supply
to name just 3 physical benefits let alone all the amazing mental, emotional and creative benefits …..
AN EASY CHALLENGE TODAY IS TO STOP!
JUST LIE DOWN ON THE GROUND AND LET GO
FOR A FEW MINUTES
NOTHING EASIER REALLY, GRAVITY WILL DO THE REST!
AND I PROMISE SOMETHING AMAZING AND UNEXPECTED WILL HAPPEN WHEN YOU DO…..(worth a go…you never know….)
So stop today…..
What excuses do you make for not stopping?
Are you musterbating?
Are you ‘musterbating’? I know I am! I must do this, I must do that! I must, must, must….cut the grass, wash up, earn money, be more fabulous, write a blog, build a platform, get fitter….fill in the blanks…..
It’s enough to drive a girl mad! The pressure I can put on myself, only serves to shorten and tighten me ultimately. Short breath, short muscles, short bursts of activity. In short! I must stop ‘musterbating’!
Stopping really is an art. Knowing when to stop, spotting the moment to put down the brushes, not to speak, not to react. Stop and chill… But do we ever really practise stopping and question what it means to stop. Consciously stopping in the moment for a breather, a moment of wonder, to just smile, to be grateful for simply being alive. I’m a master of ‘mustology’! But stopping… Stopping to let my neck be free, my shoulders drop? Stopping to tune in to how I am.
Stopping is an amazing way to take care of yourself!
Or stopping in a more full-stop kinda way, by laying down on the floor in semi- supine for 15 or so minutes. The amazing Alexander Technique position of mechanical advantage, that very quickly restores your muscles into a lengthened resting state and allows your intervertebral discs to rehydrate. The more often you rest in this way and do nothing the more you will get out of it! It’s the art of non-doing…
So guess what? I must go and lie on the floor NOW!
Hurry Up! Hurry Up! Hurry Up!
Can you feel the pressure in the words?
Are you giving yourself hurry up instructions?
Is it really necessary?
Can you ease on your hurry up self talk today and ease up a little?
What happens when you do?
There’s no rush! What’s the hurry?
Where are you going so fast?
Does your breathing get shallow and short when you’re always in a hurry?
Does it make you feel stressed, anxious, under pressure?
How about stopping for a bit?
Just a little pause to reboot and upgrade!
The daily ease says lie in semi supine for 15 minutes…..
Slow down for a breather!
It might just speed you up…..
Now there’s a thing!
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There is plenty of time!
Hurry up thoughts can cause us to tighten our necks, backs, shoulders and hold our breath.
There is plenty of time!
Time to let your neck be free, release your shoulders, breathe into your back.
Plenty of time to look after you amidst all the hurry and worry.
Plenty of time to look after yourself during all the fun times too.
Even something simple like thinking of your breathing right now, will change it for the better. And that is simply taking time to look after yourself. How easy is that…
Alexander Technique – creating awareness of habitual reactions.
How about create an easier day by changing one reaction today.
You might just change a negative into a positive today, by simply changing the way you react…
Or choosing not to react at all, and let your creative mind have a chance to find an easier solution.
Is my jaw tight?
Am I gripping and grinding my teeth clenching my jaw, gnawing on a problem?
It’s an incredibly strong muscle, masseter. the big jaw muscle, which can cause headaches, gripping on either side of your skull.
Today can I just let my jaw have a bit of a rest!
A bit of space, a bit of a smile.
It’s jaw awareness day. Yawning, ‘jawning’, smiling, easing.
It’s dawning on me now, release my jaw!
Don’t need to get a grip!
Shoulder blades hang down your back and move freely over the rib cage.
Don’t hang on, shouldering problems, hang out!
Can you mentally hang out in your shoulder blades today?
Stop, stop, stop, lie down, think into that aching muscle.
Especially when things ache we need to let go!
But funny old human, we are more likely to try and run away from the pain, than pay attention to the call, the shriek, the nag of that aching muscle –
‘Pay attention to Me!’