Your Body and Mind on Stress
with Carly Carney
Stress is a part of life and a natural part of being human. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to survive in life threatening situations, respond quickly in an emergency or navigate big changes in life such as the birth of a baby, preparing for a job interview or giving a presentation.
In normal stress situations, the body returns to its natural state of regulation after the event has passed. However, many people live in a chronic state of stress in which the event or circumstances continue for a prolonged period of time. This could mean chronic pain or illness, worry about a loved one, unhealthy family dynamics or the impact of high stress jobs. Chronic stress also appears in normal everyday life situations such as raising a young family, long commutes, job or marriage challenges, or the feeling of never having enough time in the day.
When the body is in a chronic state of stress, it forgets how to restore and recover to its natural state of well-being. It literally gets “stuck” in the chronic stress state.
Chronic stress results in a long-term drain on the body and impacts the overall health and well-being of the mind body connection. The effect of experiencing chronic stressful situations can lead to insomnia, anxiety, constant worry, chronically tight or tense muscles or auto-immune and heart related diseases.
The intention of this workshop is to create a space for you to breathe and feel your body, as well as teach you about what occurs in your body when you experience stress.
In this presentation and practice session you will learn about:
- The physiology of the nervous system.
- The practice of feeling and sensing your body. (interoception)
- Breath centric yoga practices, both restorative and movement based.
- Guided mindfulness and breathing practices
As part of attending this series, you will receive:
- Audio Recordings of mindfulness and breathing practices.
- Take-home resources.