Calm 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 after the event has passed. However, many people live in a 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, challenging family relationships or the impact of a high stress job. This type of ongoing stress also appears in normal everyday life situations such as raising a young family, a long commute, job or marriage challenges, or the feeling of never having enough time in the day.
When the body is in a continual state of stress, it forgets how to restore and recover to its natural state of well-being. It literally gets “stuck” in the stress state.
Ongoing 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 continual stressful situations can lead to difficulty sleeping, anxiety, worry, chronically tight or tense muscles or autoimmune and heart related diseases.
The intention of this 4-week series is to create a space for you to breathe and relax as well as teach you about what happens in your body when you experience stress.
In these presentations and practice sessions 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.