“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven CT. “The question really is who becomes dumb faster!”
A lot of what he’s talking about in relation to first responders and military, but it’s still true in our everyday life.
Especially in this COVID Era where there seem to be even more reasons to be stressed.
I would love to tell you that “the Universe Has Your Back” and share with all kinds of New Age meditations that tell us we can just manifest whatever we want. I believe manifesting and visioning is important, no doubt.
However, there’s another side to this: It is called getting clear even when the world seems like it’s conspiring against you. In these post COVID times, I have been full of fear of ill health and bankruptcy. I have to believe that the universe has my back, but I have to get smart under my mounting stress and not dumber.
If you take the phrase, “The Universe Has Your Back” and shorten it to just the letter “U” instead of Universe it becomes “U Have Your Back!”
That’s what we’re doing here in this meditation. We are taking just over 4 minutes of our time to release from the fog of stress and keep our head and body clear.
I’ll see you on a cushion and we will have a beautiful micro-dose of meditation goodness, Blissology style.
In these challenging times, this is a donation-based meditation. You can make a donation to our Blissology Eco Karma Foundation via PayPal.
Share with anyone who needs this. Stay safe. Stay Smart.
You’ve heard how amazing yoga can be for your body, but do you know how much your body needs it?
You know someone who does yoga. We all do. It’s clear they’re devoted to their practice. And many say that it changes lives and bodies. But how do you know if yoga is right for you? Your body knows, says Eoin Finn, who teaches the Yoga Mind Body Medicine course in Ucluelet, B.C. And it’s trying to tell you to practice yoga with these silent (or maybe not-so-silent) signs.
1. Your body is tight
Tightness means that you need some of the dynamic movements that yoga can provide.
The yogi says: “In general, when people are new to yoga I notice that there is a lot of tightness and rigidity in the body,” says Finn. “It’s easy to label this simply as inflexibility but that’s too general. I see this inflexibility as a symptom in the body but the root cause is often in the mind.” (This yoga flow will loosen you up.)
2. You breathe quickly
Short breaths can show that you are stressed. Learning how to properly breathe with yoga can help.
The yogi says: “There is a lack of awareness about how to regulate the body towards a state of peace and clarity,” he says. “We all face a lot of stress and worry in modern living and we are not given the tools for how to stay centered using our breath and awareness in stressful situations or how to effectively move this out of our bodies and minds.”
3. You can’t remember the last time you relaxed
And we’re not talking about going on vacation or to the spa – but on a regular, routine day.
The yogi says: “By relaxing the body and following the breath in a yoga pose, we learn how to relax the mind,” he says…