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#507588 - 03/12/17 08:10 AM bodywork movement stuff that helps
focusedbody Offline


Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 518
Loc: NY
Hi.

If anyone would like to share some information on what kinds of bodywork are helpful, it would be good to hear about them.

I also have some gentle exercises aimed at building awareness that seem to have kept me in a good place, and would be happy to see if they are relevant to others as well.

Thanks,

FB
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#507838 - 03/18/17 07:47 PM Re: bodywork movement stuff that helps [Re: focusedbody]
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Registered: 06/02/15
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Loc: USA
Bodywork I've found helpful:

Professional:
Craniosacral therapy.

Self/gentle:
Focused/paced breathing. I like this Android app, set to 5 second intervals of inhalation/exhalation: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.paced.breathing

I like to do the paced breathing sitting up in a chair in the yoga lotus pose (bonus points if you can cross your legs as in the pose; if not, feet flat on the floor in a normal seated position is great too), or when laying in bed.

This pose is also good for paced breathing as it really opens up the chest/shoulders and makes it easier to breathe deeply from low in your gut: http://myfiveminuteyoga.com/633/five-minute-yoga-challenge-reverse-the-curve/ It may be difficult for some, as it does increase feelings of vulnerability for me.

Even a few minutes of paced breathing can be helpful; I try to do it twice a day for 10-12 minutes each time, when I stick to it. It's amazing how much the fight-or-flight response causes us to breathe in a shallow way, hold our breath, breathe irregularly, etc. without us even realizing it. I find that paced breathing helps with mindfulness/centering. And be gently forewarned that it can definitely provoke an emotional response, since it is self-focused and helps me to get a better handle on what I'm really feeling at a given moment.

FB I'd be interested to hear about some of your gentle exercises as well.
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#508174 - 03/27/17 01:05 PM Re: bodywork movement stuff that helps [Re: focusedbody]
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Linear:

Yes, this is a very effective exercise.

I'm wondering if you have combined it with anything else, as part of the article suggests trying also.

FB
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