Our society today often asks us to do more and do it faster. This sustained sense of urgency and stimulation can shift our nervous system into overdrive and lock us into the “fight or flight” response. Learning tools to bring us back into a state of relaxation and ease is essential to our overall health and well-being.
This brief yet potent sequence of gentle movements coordinated with breath is one of my go-to practices when I need to cultivate a sense of grounding and calm my frazzled nervous system. Practice this 5-minute sequence any time of day or, if you’re short on time, choose just one pose out of the group to re-center and quiet your mind.