Urgent Self-Care – Reducing Reactivity

You can’t control what life throws at you, but you can control how you react to it. Because while frustrating encounters and daily annoyances are inevitable, there’s always a way to minimize their impact on your own wellbeing.

Our Reducing Reactivity practices are all about how to quickly deal with challenging situations. Set aside a few minutes each week (or each day, if possible) to learn how you can use verbalization of feelings, therapeutic movement, and forgiveness to transform negative emotions into sources of strength.

In the Moment Practices

Let’s face it, managing difficult emotions – such as annoyance and anger– requires extra effort. Use Mondays to master techniques to relieve the stress caused by extreme emotions and to restore your calm.
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Translating ambiguous feelings into words can help you react to them more productively. Research suggests that verbalizing negative emotions lessens their intensity and makes them distracting.

At Home Practices

Start your day with the sun salutation yoga routine to welcome the new week and refresh your mind and body!
If you’re seeking to specifically improve your strength, focus, and determination, try warrior pose. This popular yoga progression and its variations will re-energize and rejuvenate you, helping to alleviate stress.

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