Many times we have within us a agitation which can cause us to have ” Active Stress”
In order to change our external universe, we much change our internal universe. We can do this by following some very simple steps to help us achieve a place of peace.
The first method I guide my students through is a breathing method following our breathing is a very effective way of getting the mind focused. this has many benefits, firstly, you can not change what you can not see, and focusing on the breath will allow for change to occur. this calms the nervous system, slows down the heart rate and clams the mind.
Watch my LIVE Facebook Video, where I outline the 3 Steps To Relieve Active Stress
Read on for Additional Steps:
Step 1 bring the attention to your breathing, observe the breath but don’t try to control your breathing, can you feel how your breathing is? is it intense or shallow ?
Step 2 Now start to deepen the breath by first expanding the heart area, then the ribs and last the belly area, then slowly exhale. the air should exit very calmly so there is not intensity to the breath. Do this again, in hale expanding the heart area, then the ribs and lastly the belly area,
Step 3 Go back to just relaxing the breath and see how the breath has changed
Step 4 Next I want you focus on things in your life that you are grateful for and to give thanks for.
Focus on all things that are positive in your life. think of anything that has been a great lesson to you, even if it has been difficult, think of any moment that has been of great value in your life, send love to all those around you, with your eyes close visualize them and say thank you to them for being on your journey. remember also to thank the people who have been great teachers to you and have shared valuable time and wisdom with you.
Step 5 Check your breath again and see how your breath has changed, observe how your mind has changed for the better. You will start to notice all active stress transform into a great sense of calmness, you will start to feel the Great Spirit in your heart once more. You will once again feel that life is wonderful remember everything in life is possible once you make it important enough, know that you have all that you need in this moment.
So there you have a wonderful technique that will help you throughout the day. Namaste
Billie Topa Tate’ is the founder of MSI (Mystical Sciences Institute) an earth friendly educational institute located in Evanston, Illinois. Billie is Mescalero Apache and is dedicated to presenting the sacred principles, doctrines, and teachings of her Native Culture and many ancient wisdom systems from around the world, creating synthesis through harmony of many lineages.
Billie is a traditional Native American healer and teacher of Mescalero Apache descent, trained and educated by numerous family Elders and extended family members. She is a Reiki Master Teacher Eighth Degree and licensed therapeutic massage therapist. Billie is an approved provider of continuing education programs for Massage Therapists and Illinois Nurses. Has written and lecturer extensively for more than 18 years. She is internationally recognized as a wonderful teacher, healer and advocate of Earth Friendly endeavors. Billie maintains a successful practice at her MSI center in Evanston, and with the expressed permission from her Native culture.
The Loving Kindness Meditation – which is the first recording of prayers and ceremony done during the sun rise and sun set ceremony. This meditation is free and is done all around the world. It is also provided at MSI every Friday at 6:30pm just after a 10 minute native American drumming ceremony.
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