LET GO of Body Tension and Stress EASILY

I recently tweaked my approach to managing body tension and stress. And what I have for you today is my latest version of reducing overall tension and engaging the relaxation response in our body. This will feel AMAZING if you’ve never moved before or haven’t in a while. So, let’s get right into it…


Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space. Wall space. -Something for your head/neck -Foam Roller. Yoga block/Small ball.

-Watch/Timer


Here’s what you’re gonna do:

🌬️FULL MOUTH EXHALE at the start of each segment to get rid of some stale air

👃NASAL ONLY breathing throughout this entire sequence!

😴 Be your BEST LAZY SELF: BELLY RELAXED! Be EFFORTLESS throughout this entire sequence. Feel like you’re doing NOTHING;)

✔️Rest your eyes if you wish.



1) BELLY or SIDE-LYING (What’s more comfortable for you?)

I want you to follow your breath and EXTEND the EXHALE of each breath slightly longer than the INHALE in either position.


BELLY Position:

-Right arm straight down alongside body. Palm up. Right leg straight. -Left leg turned out towards the side. Knee below hip. Left arm bent. Elbow pit eye height. Hand above head. Palm down

-Head turned towards the left. Looking at elbow pit.


SIDE-LYING Position:

-Lie down on your RIGHT SIDE.

-RIGHT ARM bent, palm up.

-LEFT ARM lazy in front.

-LEGS stacked upon one another. Place FOAM ROLLER between your lower legs. KNEES below HIPS.

✔️Practice in either position for 5 minutes.

2) FOAM ROLLING 💡Lead with your “ZIPPER” towards the ground. Create the movement through your HIPS and PELVIS. Your left leg is just going along for the ride.

When you get it right…you might notice a STUBLE “stretch” backside.

-Lie on your RIGHT SIDE. Head/Neck comfortable. -Place LEFT LOWER LEG on the roller. KNEE below hip as demonstrated. -UPPER BODY is comfortable and remains quiet throughout. Be LAZY about it!

✔️Roll your “ZIPPER” down towards the ground. Return SLOWLY, EASILY. -Repeat: 20-25x


3) SUPINE

NARROW RIB CAGE: Feet on the wall. WIDE RIB CAGE: Feet on the floor.

💡Find 2 POINTS under each foot: 1) INSIDE HEEL 2) BASE of BIG TOE. Keep gentle pressure on both throughout.

✔️Hands on belly.


Narrow:

-Feet pointed towards ceiling

-Hands on lower belly. ABS RELAXED!

-GENTLY hold Yoga block/small ball between your knees.

-Hold this position and breathe

-Quiet NASAL INHALE

-SLOW, LONG NASAL EXHALE


Wide:

-Feet flat on the ground

-Hands on lower belly. ABS RELAXED!

-Hold this position and breathe

-Quiet NASAL INHALE

-SLOW, LONG NASAL EXHALE

✔️Practice in either position for 5 minutes.

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