We held our Radical Self-Care class online on Sunday. Here is a brief recap of resources we offered. If you were there, thanks for joining! If you missed it, we will have another wellness class coming up soon, stay tuned by joining our mailing list.
Breathing Exercises by Emily Olson:
These practices are to facilitate a longer exhale which helps activate the relaxation response and decrease anxiety.
Keep your breathing comfortable for both these practices. Avoid over straining and error on the side of less effort.
Pursed Lip Breathing aka Smell the Rose, Blow out the Candle
Inhale through your nose
Exhale through pursed lips like your blowing through a straw or blowing out one birthday candle
Make your exhale slightly longer than your inhale
Inhale softly through your nose
Pause at the top of your inhale briefly
Exhale softly through your nose
Pause at the bottom of your exhale briefly
Visualize a wave. Lengthen your exhale so it is slightly longer than your inhale, imagine that part of the wave being longer.
Contacts for the facilitators of the group:
Emily Olson: Yoga Instructor and owner of Ripple Wellness
Emily offers private yoga sessions online.
Jennifer Delliquadri: Certified Life Coach and Yoga Instructor
Jennifer's YouTube channel with yoga and meditation videos.
Jennifer offers life coaching sessions online.
Tina Eifert is a non-toxic home and skincare advocate and reps Beauty Counter.
Her cell is (360) 600-2334
Resources for managing anxiety:
Breathing: Relax Lite Breathing App
Yoga: Home Yoga App
Meditation: Insight Timer App
Resource from Tina for Testing Your Own Non-Toxic Products
Skin Deep App
Thanks everyone, hang in there this week. Try and stay positive and calm and take care of yourself!
Emily Olson, E-RYT, PTA is a health educator, yoga therapist & teacher and Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2016, she opened Ripple Wellness with her husband, Jeff. A multi-disciplinary natural health clinic, Ripple offers acupuncture, massage, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and yoga with a unique commitment to community outreach and education. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ripplewellness