Love yourself – a heart exercise
Are you ready to try an exercise that will help you feel relaxed, appreciated, and just plain amazing?
It helps your body release hormones that make you feel more relaxed, secure, and can even help calm cardiovascular distress.
It works through your skin, which is your body’s largest organ – and it’s incredibly sensory.
Have you touched a baby’s cheek, and seen it immediately respond? Or had someone hold your hand when you were stressed, and felt yourself relax?
Being physically touched can help your body release oxytocin, which is known as the “love hormone.”
We are going to use the power of touch to help you feel more relaxed and supported… especially at a time when we may feel a little lonely.
You can do this exercise any time, whether you are feeling relaxed OR stressed.
Try it with me now!
Right now you’ll probably want to do this sitting, but it can also be helpful to do it when you are lying down.
Start by taking a few relaxing deep breaths.
Then, place your hand over your heart, and feel the gentle warmth and pressure of your hand.
Just take a few breaths, and feel the natural rising and falling of your chest with your breath.
Take a moment – CONNECT with your body. Feel it respond.
As you do that, take a few moments to feel appreciation for your body, and all it does to keep you alive and moving.
It works hard for you 24/7, 365 days a year. It knows what to do without any instruction from you.
The key is to do it with focus and attention, and feel gratitude and appreciation.
You’ll notice good feelings start to flood over you.
How do you feel? Do you feel any different!?
I know I do each time I do this exercise. For a minute to bring a sense of calm… or a longer meditation.
Try doing this exercise every day for a week, and notice the impact it has on your body confidence and feelings of well-being!
And if you are ready to go deeper into your health and wellbeing, I am about to launch a brand new 6 week Mind Body and Soul online program – nutrition, fitness, soul care, support and so much more! You can register for this by clicking here!
Enjoy this practice above – and please let me know how you are feeling afterwards xo