Thanks for meeting me here. I’m Beth, and I’ve been helping people like you to slow down, breathe, relieve stress, feel stronger in their bodies, quieter in the their minds, and more present in their lives.
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Life can get really busy sometimes: time seems to go by faster and faster, and finding some personal and nourishing down-time seems like a rare gift rather than the norm. While we may not be able to change that completely, we can certainly do things to take care of ourselves so that we can face all the demands of life in the 21st century with energy, ease, and awareness. My yoga and Reiki offerings can help you take care of yourself so that you can recharge and replenish, and do what you do with more joy, clarity, and balance, and from a place of strength, rather than depletion.
Are you ready to let go of the busy-ness of life?
Are you yearning to slow down, breathe, and unwind the tension and tightness?
Are you craving to move your body, build strength and develop flexibility?
Are you in need of some down-time: time that is just for you; time to nourish yourself?
Are you curious about restoring a sense of balance to your life?
Are you ready to live more fully and freely, and with more awareness?
09-Apr-2019 - Happy April and Happy National Stress Awareness Month!
How have you been feeling lately? Happy and healthy, I hope! But despite all of our best efforts to feel happy and healthy, each of us is affected by stress at some point in our lives. And just as each one of us manifests the effects of stress differently (headaches, stomachaches, acne, insomnia, high blood pressure…), each one of us manages stress uniquely as well. I think it’s vital to have tools in place to help us manage stress so it doesn’t become chronic and debilitating.
We’ve talked about the effects of stress in past Bliss Bites, but the long and short of it is that when we are in a chronic state of stress, it’s like we are constantly being chased by a tiger. Our body’s fight or flight response kicks in, increasing our heart rate, blood pressure and mental alertness. Our adrenal glands, which are located above the kidneys, secrete adrenaline when there is an emergency or perceived danger. When we are in a chronic state of stress, our adrenal glands can become overworked, negatively impacting our overall health.
Deep rest and relaxation are key elements for dealing with stress. When we practice relaxation techniques, we slow our actions down, ultimately moving into stillness so that we allow the muscles to stop engaging, which allows the heart rate to drop and the blood pressure to decrease, creating the environment for the brain to quiet.