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Monday, August 8, 2016

Shake it Off, then BREATHE

Shake it Off, then BREATHE

The body stores energy with each stressful experience we have. When it builds but we don't seek ways to release the energy, in our modern world.

In this video of a polar bear being pursued by scientists, tracking it, then tranquilizing it so they can tag it, you'll see how animals discharge the energy of the trauma from being pursued. (NOTE: the bear was not maimed or killed; it was tranquilized.) Commentary in the video describes the process of shaking, then deep breathing.

Start with your hands, like you're shaking water off.

Add arm motions.

Then include movement of your torso and legs.

PAUSE

Take 3 very deep breaths. Make sure your exhale is longer than your inhale and you're exhaling through your nose. (Here's why.)

Notice what happens when you revisit your current situation 
once you've had a chance to discharge some excess energy!



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