These are certainly strange and challenging times and when there is so much uncertainty, we all need a bit of Mrs Rigby's positivity and affirmations.
Push the Wall|
Push the Wall
This activity is perfect for allowing the body to get rid of stress hormones without having to go outside or even leave the room. This process allows the muscles to contract in an attempt to bring the wall down, then relaxing them; releasing feel-good hormones into the body. Together with some deep breathing, it’s the perfect way to relax and calm the body and mind.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 game|
This technique uses your senses to help calm and relax your body and mind.
It brings you to the present moment; perfect for when things are a little tricky or you simply just need to relax.
Guided Relaxation Story - The Boy and The Bear
Did you know?
That when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain telling it to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.
Breathing exercises are a good way to relax your body but to also help us when you feel those big emotions.
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to calm and relax us; why not try this lovely deep breathing exercise.
Today we are going to be looking at some simple but effective stretches and the power of these stretches when you combine them with affirmation.
Our body reacts to the way we think, feel and act; mind/body connection. When we are worried, nervous, afraid etc our body will display that feeling/emotion, sometimes without us even realising or noticing. It’s about being in the moment and aware of how your body is responding while recognising how you are feeling. Even if you don’t understand yourself it’s about reminding yourself that it’s okay to feel this way.
Stretches are a great way to calm your mind and body.
I will be demonstrating the Mountain Pose with the affirmation ‘I am mighty’ which is great to do in the morning to give you a happy and strong start to your day.
Then we will move on to a night time stretch which is great to do just before bed; helping you calm your mind and body.
These stretches can also be done at any time when you feel overwhelmed with those big emotions or if you simply just want to relax.
They are also great to do together as a family!
I will add more stretches as we go along as well as other relaxation techniques.
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