Have you heard of Rescue Remedy?
Well, they say it is Yoga in a Bottle and many a holistic health practitioner will tell you the same. I like the idea of flower essences formulated to rescue someone all tied up in knots. The remedy claims to have “become every woman’s emotional ally for its calming and centering energy and is now relied upon by people around the world to provide unconditional support during demanding times.”
The site graciously offers tips on how to unwind in a bind with what they call: Cool, Calm and Relaxed:
If you feel like you’ve “had enough”, follow these simple tips to restore focus and regain inner calm wherever you are:
Relax – Take 10 deep breaths and remember to inhale deeply and exhale slowly. Try cleansing breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth.
Exercise – Learn some basic yoga moves, simple yet active stretches, and get out for a walk outside.
Smile – Think of a happy, peaceful time. Frowning is not possible while smiling and laughter stimulates the production of mood enhancing endorphins.
Calm – Close eyes, allow imagination to take you to a calm and tranquil place that exudes peace, serenity, beauty and integrity.
Use Your Lunchbreak – Take time out for yourself to meditate. Go walk in the park, sunshine can do wonders for your mood, and help you work more efficiently in the afternoon too.
Escape – Often it will help remove yourself from a stressful situation by walking away and escaping. Make space so you have time to restore some perspective.