How to support your mind and body during turbulent times – Week 2Heidi Hadley
I hope you are enjoying this month’s theme. During the month of August, I am highlighting different areas we can consider that will help us to take care of ourselves during turbulent times. As we continue to take care of our emotional, mental and physical health, I would like to provide additional support and resources to assist you.
In today’s blog I will be providing podcast episodes and an audio to support why it is important to take care of your mental and emotional health. You will learn how this also has a profound effect on your physical health.
With uncertainty, stress and fear poor sleep patterns may occur. Sleep is so important for our mental, emotional and physical health. Creating a good sleep routine is so important because when we sleep, regeneration and recuperation occurs.
To deepen your awareness to and also create proactive measures to improve your sleep patterns, check out the two podcasts below.
Within the first episode, I discuss the importance of using somatic movement to improve the quality of your sleep.
To listen, CLICK HERE.
Within this second episode, I highlight the stages of sleep and what is happening, whilst Dr Sarah Wilson ND, discusses additional underlying issues that can be associated with poor sleep hygiene.
To listen, CLICK HERE.
Creating a sleep routine
Can you recall how important a bedtime routine was for you when you were younger? If you have or have had little children around the house, you also know how important it is to create a routine before bed, allowing excited little minds to calm down! Fast forward a few years, and we may disregard a bedtime routine, replacing it with watching TV or scrolling through social media. All these activities continue to stimulate your brain with light, fooling your brain into thinking it is day time! It begins to alter your circadian rhythm (your natural body clock).
Below is a link to a 10 minute audio I have created, designed to slow your brain waves down and relax your nervous system. I have included binaural music to assist with relaxation of your central nervous system.
To listen to the audio, CLICK HERE.
Would you like to know how Somatics can help you? Download my FREE ebook and learn how powerful yet subtle this practice is. Learn how it can help you reduce pain, improve posture, increase mobility and help you develop a mindful somatic awareness in your daily activities.
To download your FREE ebook, CLICK HERE.
Enjoy listening to my podcasts and audio for this week. Allow them to start influencing how you create a routine for good quality sleep, retraining your nervous system to wind down and relax. Allow your amazing mind and body help build you up during these turbulent times.
Heidi Hadley xx