Stress has been associated with all the leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, accidents and suicide. About 90 percent of all visits to primary health care providers are considered stress-related. Nearly half of all adults suffer from adverse effects from stress.
I like to change up the phrasing a bit, though. Stress is a normal part of life, both good stresses like going to a great party, and challenging stresses like dealing with a flat tire on the road. If we decide that “Life” is on our side, and choose to see the Universe as a friendly place, then we can stop seeing Stress as a constant danger to our health. Instead, we can look at all the inevitable stressors as *not* being the real problem; rather, the issue is how well we neutralize the effects of stress on our bodies, emotional life, and our thinking.
In Chinese Medicine, the name for the internal manager of our stress response, or the fight-or-flight reaction, is called Triple Warmer (or Triple Burner.) This energy system works valiantly to keep us safe and alive, and can become over-reactive to the levels of stress we live with. Few of us are taught holistic methods to turn off over-active stress responses, and our internal chemistry suffers from over-active adrenaline and cortisol. Meditation is a good de-stressing tool, as is mindful Yoga practice.
The Mellow Mudra is a way that combines a Yoga hand mudra, mindful meditative breathing, and a way to engage the language of Energy that is built into your body to neutralize stress chemistry and break the cycle of stress. Use this technique freely and often; it is a great way to nip a stressful thought in the bud, and prevent subsequent stress reactions in the body and mind.
See how to do The Mellow Mudra, on Prune Harris’ You Tube Channel.
You are a wonderfully made and unique individual, with energy patterns and a history different from everyone else on the planet. It is my privilege to communicate with the subtle energies that make up an individual’s condition, and to bring my expertise to bear in helping each client restore the effectiveness of their inner healing forces, and move into greater wellness. My work is effective by phone, Skype or in person. I look forward to serving you.
© Lyn Milum and Energy Medicine for Life, ™ 2015.
Lyn Milum, Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (MA57728)