De-clutter your mind and leave 2012 behind

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 in Blog, Quick Fix Tip | 0 comments

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Are you holding on to emotional baggage from the past?

Are you also aware that you are being affected by carrying around emotional baggage?

Many of us don’t realise that holding onto negative emotions like resentment, anger, jealousy, and guilt can create ill physical and mental health. When you feel you are being head strong and standing your ground, you are actually creating dis-ease within.

Symptoms including digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, anxiety, and poor focus can be attributed to holding unnecessary tension in our bodies.

Of course, if I were telling you that you could just let go, accept and move on from all your problems in 10 minutes, you wouldn’t think much of my advise and probably wouldn’t continue reading this post!!!  But, what you can do is encourage  some change in the right direction – a little like easing into a posture for the first time.

Think for a  moment how great it would be if  you could lighten the load just a little.

Set 10 minutes aside for you to sit quietly whilst you do this.

  • Chose to either sit in a chair, with your feet flat on the ground under your knees, or in a comfortable cross legged position on the floor. Tuck Yoga in the Workplacea small block or cushion under your coccyx, which will help your spine sit tall. Place the backs of your hands on your thighs.
  • Close your eyes and take a few moments to focus on your breath. Watch your inhalation and as you exhale, imagine your shoulders becoming soft and your arms loose and resting heavy in your lap.  Take your attention to your jaw and if your teeth are clenched together, make a little space between the jaw and allow the tongue to rest on your bottom pallet.
  • Continue to watch your breath and now consciously take the next inhalation down into the abdomen, allowing a softening in this region. Place a hand across your belly button and allow the abdominal area to expand as you inhale fully and gently. As you exhale the abdomen will retract gently back towards the spine. It’s important that you experience this element as this is the first step to ‘letting go’. Practice this for 4 or 5 more breaths to focus on expanding and retracting. Ensure that your shoulders remain relaxed.
  • Now chose one situation in your life which has been causing internal conflict, resentment, jealousy, fear or bitterness for example.  I don’t want you to replay the scenario but acknowledge that this is causing un-ease within you and experience the emotion it is attached to.
  • Now, with the help of the breath, on the next exhalation consciously decide to let go, accept or forgive, release or surrender.
  • Repeat this for a few more breath cycles as you give yourself permission to follow this through. The resistance is in your mind and is holding you back from moving beyond current limitations. Give yourself some time, be patient and you will gently surrender because deep within, your intuitive self understands what it needs.
  • Experience the freedom from it’s hold and acknowledge the release of physical tension.

Feeling lighter in your mind and calmer within, you will be able to move forward.  Surrendering is by no means a sign of weakness, it shows great strength, courage and trust in ourselves.

“Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing“. ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

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