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In this week's podcast we're covering seven easy ways to support yourself and manage anxiety when travelling.photo credit: Traveling in color via photopin (license)
Our Resonance Album (available on Amazon and iTunes) is ideal for flying. You can just listen and follow along with the guided meditations and it will help keep your mind calm and grounded, it will also help you pass time calmly.
if you feel too nervous too eat a full meal have some nuts to nibble, or some oat biscuits with seeds, something to keep your blood sugar steady. Vata increases when we're hungry and that can increase anxiety
rushing increases stress and anxiety
pack steadily in advance and avoid last minute worries over tickets, passport etc
time for parking
time to use the restroom
time for a snack or warm drink
time to practice calm breathing or read while waiting to board
a guided relaxation
a guided grounding practice (what the mind imagines your entire body responds to)
a breathing practice
a supportive podcast
or audio book
alcohol can make you feel light headed, which can increase symptoms of anxiety and fear of loss of control
caffeine can increase your heart rate and other feelings that mimic anxiety
take your own calming herb tea. For example: lemon balm, passion flower, chamomile, or mint if your stomach is upset when travelling and ask for some hot water.
How to do it: To find the point make a fist with your left hand and look for where your middle finger touches your palm. Now press that point with the thumb of your right hand for about a minute while you take deep steady breaths.
Relax your jaw and let your shoulders drop and relax as you hold the point and keep taking slow deep breaths.
Read more on the calm point here
How to do it:
Read more on the Long Exhale here
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