ALIGN YOUR HEAD, HEART AND BODY AND BRING ON THE AWARENESS OF THE DIS-EASE OF ANXIETY
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in ﬁve men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.*
Alarming data considering our society has never been so fortunate in all of history, yet the silent slow burner of anxiety and sickness, is beginning to ripple like the plague from the past.
Hearing the subtle voice of this dis-ease can be the biggest gift you give yourself into the action of alignment. Taking steps into becoming aware of the subtle tones of your inner critic of the mind, the fear of the future or the constant stresses that play out in the modern world is where that noise can be captured and diverted into actions that serve your life for growth.
Becoming aware of your bodies sensations is a wonderful way in engaging with the present moment and get you out of your head of horror.
Try these 5 tips in intercepting anxiety:
- Become more present to your body. Use the tool of body awareness, so you can get out of the story in your head. Thoughts and fears make you anxious. Your body doesn’t know the difference between a threatening life situation that is actually happening,, or one that you are spinning in your head. Getting into the moment of your body, allows you to stop that screen-play of horror. Your body is an an instrument that can facilitate moment to moment presence, begin to use your body as a tool. Try the EYI Body Awareness Meditation HERE
- Practice belly balloon breaths, when you are non reactive. With anxiety comes shallow breathing, with a calm relaxed state, comes belly breaths. This belly breath calms the central nervous system and takes you out of your fear response. Adapt the cognitive bio memory rhythms that are your fear patterns and embrace the new pattern of full belly breath, this full belly breath then becomes your cognition. If your body is experiencing a calm state your mind will follow.link fully belly breath meditation
- Write down some triggers of your past that bring on anxious thoughts. Your environment stimulates your fear response. It doesn’t mean you need to avoid every situation that turns on the head/body noise, but it can prepare a new move on your response to your environment.
- Eat food that is good for your digestive tract. Being anxious takes all of the energy from the stomach and feeds hands, groin heart and legs, this response doesn’t support the digestive tract functioning. Your stomach needs full function to process food. The less processed the less it needs to do its work. Be kind to your body with clean unprocessed food.
- Presence is a practice. Embrace a mindful living practice. Your body and mind loves what it knows. If you have anxiety – you have just become very good at worrying or thinking. Being mindful to what is, is a practice of presence. Find a practice that cultivates your presence to the moment.