“It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.”
― Marcus Aurelius
When Life Gets Stressful, Turn to Tranquility Techniques
Stress, which is undeniably one of the most common factors in health problems, is a major chakra energy block too. A hectic day at work, holidays, childcare problems, overscheduling, family issues, and a myriad of other challenges that face us each day all contribute to elevated stress levels. We all carry stress in different parts of our bodies and areas of our chakra system. So here are several general, generic stress busters to help soothe and open chakra blockages. Pick one or more that resonate with you and live in the moment with grace and ease.
Some of Our Tranquility Techniques
Take a long, relaxing shower, and afterwards lavish on the lotion—don’t forget your feet!
Pet your pet
Pray out loud
Sip some tea
Change the rhythm of your breath—deep, not shallow; from your belly, not your chest
Breathe in the calming scent of Rosemary (or Lavender)
Strike a pose – yoga, that is (Don’t do yoga?
Walk in nature
Look at cute baby or puppy pictures or nature photos
Start an affirmation or uplifting quotes journal and keep it close at hand for adding more or reading when you need a fix
Hum a tune or sing a song
Color in an adult coloring book (or a kid’s version!)
Doodle or draw stick people
Phone a friend
Hug someone or hold their hand
Let It Go: Decide to worry tomorrow
Hand your troubles over to a Higher Power
Suspend Judgment of yourself or others: For now, it is what it is!
That’s our short list of “Tranquility Techniques.” What is yours? Let us know what you like to do to bust the stress in your life and get the free flow of energy coursing through your body once more and balancing your chakras!