Brief and lovely gentle yoga (good for the challenged nervous system too)

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I got up this morning wanting to go to a yoga class. Still, the condition of my autonomic nervous system has different ideas sometimes. Even yoga can be too much and a full yoga class in the community quite often is. See: Yoga tips for those with challenged nervous systems

I decided to find something appropriate on youtube instead. I often do my own routines and don’t absolutely need a class or a youtube video either,  but I like finding new routines and new teachers. It really helps me stretch and grow. It also often helps to slow me down when I might otherwise rush through postures on my own.

So I found the below gentle yoga for the morning. It’s also good for those of us with seriously challenged nervous systems at any time of the day. Those of us with protracted withdrawal syndrome need to be gentle and learn to listen to our bodies very carefully as we heal. Even yoga can trigger us or put us over the edge if we’re not careful.

Choosing to move and connect in the morning is one of the best things we can do for ourselves! This video is gentle practice for all levels a nice way to connect to the muscles and joints and clear the mental and emotional channels for the day ahead. Take your time and connect to the breathe. Notice how you feel and enjoy the art of noticing! Let me know how it goes and have an awesome day!

More gentle yoga for the challenged nervous system:

Remember you can always modify even more than the teacher suggests or stop entirely — even if it seems really easy and gentle our nervous systems know best. Be careful not to strain. I often just do 2 or 3 minutes at a time on days when that is what my body needs.

reposted from a year ago

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