Day Four…

My featured image was from Vermont I didn’t really take any pictures today, and I thought this one was lovely and serene and that’s what I’m shooting for these days. I did one of those self-assessment quizzes that assigns you into categories for how you handle stress. Apparently, I’m a “Wise Worrier” meaning I worry at appropriate times but there is still room to grow. I don’t take too much stock in my results because fast in second place, my results were something like Catastrophic Queen. Anyway, After taking the quiz, readers are directed to parts of the guide that are supposed to be tailored to their specific needs.

Mine was all about finding balance, and how to get centered in times of stress. Well, who wouldn’t be able to use a little more balance in life, right? So I did a little reading, and I learned about a Yoga breathing technique, Alternate Nostril Breathing. Take a look this is how you do it:

It might seem strange if it’s something that is brand new (as it is for me) but I think it does feel good to do. It’s a simple technique that delivers a little boost with a lot of benefits. Here are some of the positive effects associated with this practice:

  • Sharpens concentration and mental clarity
  • Provides equal oxygen levels to both hemispheres of the brain
  • Boosts ability to focus before doing something important
  • Improves sleep
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces stress related disorders such as obesity

Keeping the journey fresh and interesting requires some care and attention. Anyway, that’s what I’m thinking about. How about you?