How we carry ourselves can send direct messages to our body about how we feel.
Did you know it’s possible simply by altering your body position to influence hormones such as cortisol in as little as 2 minutes?
Have you noticed how you feel stretching after sitting at the computer for a while? Or Have you tried smiling when you are sad and found it has made you feel a little better? In Craniosacral therapy this can be observed and expressed by ‘how our psychology feeds into our physiology and vice versa’. For example, if we clench our jaw and tighten our shoulders we can activate the vagus nerve, stimulating the flight fight response. Conversely if we experience a threatening situation and as a result the vagus nerve is activated, it can in turn lead to the body language … Read More
Life is increasingly sped up in this crazy, busy world. In every moment there is the opportunity to fit ‘just one more’ thing in. There always seems to be more to do. I find this in my own life, especially now as I add teenage Uber driver to my CV. So how is being present going to help, and why?
Firstly let me differentiate, being present doesn’t necessarily mean making a clean swipe of life’s tasks and abandoning all else to sit and ‘om’ in a corner. Although I’m sure that may work for some!
Being present simply means being in the moment, whatever activity you find yourself undertaking.
Are you driving the car, hanging washing or completing that assignment with your mind already many steps ahead of you, thinking about the other million tasks you may have to do? … Read More
You are not your emotions- How to separate the ‘you’ from ‘your experience’
Interesting fact for you – we operate from the subconscious mind over 90% of the time. This means our thoughts and emotions often ‘happen to us’ or ‘influence us’ to act or feel a certain way, without us really knowing why, or without much awareness/consciousness in our behaviour. This can lead to feeling dissatisfied with life and often feeling ‘victim’ to it.
Without looking at or into our beliefs, our behaviour patterns and our sub conscious influences, it can be an enormous & lengthy challenge to create or sustain any change. This can be frustrating. It also can lead us to ‘identify’ with our emotions or experiences, seeing them as part of ourselves and in doing this we ‘forget’ our true nature.
We become what we feel.
Until … Read More
We have this discussion a lot in our house. If you had one super power what would it be? Our girls generally ask this question and then it’s a hot and lively debate about what you’d choose and why. Each of us emphatically explaining and then championing our choice. Time travel seems to be the consistent Super Power winner, although I’ve gotta say the rules and permutations around this are often not agreed upon! Should you have this super power and be allowed to change things? Or just observe? Could it be used for material gain? Or simply to learn without impacting your current world? Could we distort time? Make it go slower, pause it or speed it up? All great considerations don’t you think?
So how does this relate to what’s happening in our world and energy at the … Read More
Being vulnerable shares a relationship with our heart chakra. When we feel exposed we can close our heart chakra again for protection. This judgement on what we are experiencing creates an open/close dynamic within the heart. Feel safe = open. Feel unsafe = closed.
View your experiences without Judging them as either ‘Good’ or ‘Bad‘
The challenge that comes with allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is to be able to view our experiences without judgement. To feel our emotions. This may sound pretty basic but how many of us only feel what feels comfortable? We’re only human right? Sometimes it’s not comfortable to feel … Read More