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Be kind to tension

be kind to yourself - release tensionWhere do you hold tension?

We all have a place where we feel it most.

It might be in your back; your jaw; your shoulders. It might be in clenched fists or tightness in the chest or throat or perennially clenched buttocks!

Maybe it’s become so habitual you don’t even realize you’re constantly holding a part of you tense.

For me it’s in my shoulders, throat and often my jaw.

Our busy, fretful, planning, judging, rarely-present minds create this chronic tension in our bodies.

So, it’s time to come out of your head and into your body.

Listen to your body and it will show you its wisdom.

And it’s definitely worth listening because often the whispers of tension will become shouts of pain or illness if we ignore them.

But, a word of caution. Read more…

The #1 reason your back hurts

Because you sit all day!

Sitting down all day is bad for your back - move with yoga
Sitting down all day is bad for your back – it’s time to release that tension

Does this scenario sound familiar?

It’s the end of another busy day and your back is in two. You’ve been tethered to your desk all day. You’ve eaten lunch at your desk instead of getting out for some fresh air and to stretch your legs …. again!

And now you’ve got that all-too-familiar nagging ache in your lower back. Tension spreads up to your shoulders and your neck feels stiff.

*Sigh*… The familiar effects of sitting all day! Read more…

Stressed, tense and need to relax? Try this

Stressed and tense and ready to explode
Do you identify with this?! Image courtesy of stockimages/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

So it’s Friday afternoon and you’re worn out – again.

Your back is aching and your nerves are frazzled. You’ve had another week of interminable meetings where everyone has something to say (at great length) but no-one wants to make a decision; stroppy phone calls; preparing that report with the oh-so-imminent deadline; and the rest of the time you were hunched up at your desk, chained to your email inbox.

Yay, it’s Friday – it’s the weekend. But straight away the thought hits home: two days and then it’ll be Monday and it all starts over again, and again, and again…

You’re on a treadmill. You’re tired. You’re stressed. Your mind is constantly running away with all the things you need to do. You know something needs to change because you’re getting tension headaches and you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by life.

You’re not alone

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