MEDITATION FOR STRONG NERVES
We need a little bit more calm and strength to be ourselves
One of the side effects that the pandemic caused in many women was an overload resulting from both social isolation along with an accumulation of to-do’s (home, children, work...) and the amount of hours we spent being connected to the internet and social networks.
Over and over, these moments are becoming more constant or permanent, not allowing our body to activate its self-regulatory system. In this way, we began to increasingly trigger our sympathetic nervous system, causing a short circuit when trying to restore balance in the body.
Hormones reach higher levels, such as cortisol which is released by the adrenal gland, and symptoms begin to appear in the form of tension, tiredness, discouragement, irritability, impatience, depression and anxiety.
All we need right now is a little more calm and strength to be ourselves.
A good tool I share here is this meditation that allows us to trigger our parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for releasing hormones that have reconstructive functions of the body, slowing the rhythm of breathing, stimulating digestion, relaxing nerves and changing circulation to the center of the body, allowing us to access the neutral mind and at the same time providing us the resilience of our nervous system so that even in a sea of uncertainty, we may navigate sustained by the light of our soul.
INSTRUCTION: POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, and a light Neck Lock.
MUDRA: Left hand is in Ravi Mudra (thumb tip and Sun (ring) finger touch; fingernails don’t touch) at the level of the ear, palm facing forward. The right hand is in Buddhi Mudra (thumb tip and Mercury (little) finger touching, resting in the lap, palm up. (Males reverse the position so that the right hand has thumb and ring finger touching, hand at ear level, and the left hand is in the lap with the thumb and little finger touching.)
EYE FOCUS: The eyes are 1/10 open.
BREATH: Make the breath long and deep.
TIME: Start with 11 minutes and work up to 31 minutes.
TO END: Inhale deeply, raise the arms up overhead, open the fingers wide, and shake them rapidly for several minutes. Relax.
Meditation from the book I AM A WOMAN
By Fatehpal Kaur/Brazil