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Immune Support and Stress Management Tip

Immune Support and Stress Management Tip

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Immune Support and Stress Management Tip

The Immune Support and Stress Management Tip for today (previous tips on our Ariani Facebook page):

Stress from uncertainty and deep seated survival concerns (manifested as feelings of panic, fear, anxiety or physically as e.g. hand clenching, heart palpitations, shallow or fast breathing, gut discomfort) is insidious and more contagious than any virus. It also suppresses the immune system.

This Immune System and Stress Support Tip is meant as a tool to use frequently:

Sit down whenever you become aware of disquieting feelings or emotions. Center yourself in your abdominal and pelvic area and start to deliberately relax your big muscle groups. Alternately contract and release lower leg muscles, then upper legs, buttocks, tummy, lower arms, upper arms, shoulders, neck, face and head.

Say to yourself: just for now, I am calm in my mind, in my emotions and in my body.

Then do what I call Belly Breathing Breaks: push out your belly as you breathe in deeply, hold for a few counts, and breathe out deeply, pulling your tummy tight in towards your spine. Hold. Start another cycle. Do this at least 10 times every time you feel upset, even if it's all the time! It restores focused calm very quickly, puts you out of sympathetic stress mode (fear, panic, anxiety) into parasympathetic relaxation mode. Worth a try! You can pay it forward to family and friends. Love vibes and richest blessings to all - from a distance.

I do have my book ‘Stress Solutions’ and relaxation CD/USB for anyone who finds it difficult to relax. It’s my voice guiding you through simple relaxation techniques: See here and here.

For more information contact Ariani Health Solutions.

(Note: The photo, was taken by myself a while ago - it’s Moonshine Rock in Hermanus to remind us that the light is always there)

Immune Support and Stress Management Tip

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Ariani Health Solutions is a holistic health and natural healing centre in Hermanus run by Dr Arien van der Merwe and Anri van Rooyen. Ariani Health Solutions focuses on natural holistic integrative medicine, stress management, lifestyle and health coaching, weight control and workplace wellness. Ba...

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