Morning routine for Anxiety - Cultivating stillness through stretching, breathwork and meditation
Heres a full morning routine we did daily on our Bali retreat;
Stretching - Breathwrok - Meditation.
The routine was designed specifically for ANXIETY, to help people cultivate and develop a peaceful place within as a resource for when anxiety arises in daily life.
Yoga - The stretching was focused on the fear reflex, so hip openers for the psoas muscle, and somatic awareness of the spine.
Conscious Trance Breathwork - I round of Wim hof method breathing, activating the adrenal response, followed by deep belly breathing to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, with a kind of rebirthing exhale where the air falls out of the lungs in a kind of sigh, followed by some further belly breathing with prolonged exhales to slow the heart rate down.
Meditation - Strengthening the and deepening the practice of peace and stillness as a resource, playing with the symbolism of light and its relationship to the subconscious. Focused attention and awareness on the point below the belly button - "The Hara" in Japanese martial arts.
Music from the video