According to a Chinese proverb, “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
When I do yoga or roll on a ball, I always feel like I’m returning to myself. The stress of the day falls away. My body and spirit are reunited. After yoga, I’m like the snowman in the commercial who becomes a little boy after a bowl of soup: restored to my true nature.
Here’s a how-to video showing you how to do a quick little self-massage with a ball to thaw your stiff muscles and initiate your nervous system’s relaxation response. Bet you’ll find it “Mmm mmm good!”
Be sure to check out YogaLibre.com’s video library, especially the “Energy Calming” channel for more inspiration. More body rolling classes and videos are coming soon to help you unwind and chill.