THE ART OF RELAXING : Try pushing yourself for a week to partake in at least one self-care technique every day. We hope you can keep prioritising your self-care. You do matter.

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     THE ART OF RELAXING:  A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON REDUCING TENSION, PAIN AND ANXIETY

This year, in the midst of pain, tension , and anxiety, many of us have developed new patterns. Moreover, we have pursued new skills to promote self-care, taking a day-by-day approach to our lives. In education, the ability to acclimatise and self-regulate is especially critical. Thus,those responsible for educating and caring for others need to be extremely resourceful and able to control emotions. Stress is viral. The reciprocity of self-care serves the common benefit as we help the adults who represent our kids and teens. Self-care is the cornerstone for our families that helps us to wake up.

Pure Edge, Inc. ‘s emphasis on helping the instructor was motivated by the reciprocity of self-care and the contagious essence of stress.

In response to a 2016 research brief by Dr. Mark Greenberg of The Pennsylvania State University in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we started exchanging Breathe, Pass, Rest techniques with educators. The study emphasised that highly pressured teachers have an effect on the academic achievement and social adaptation of students. But the influence on teachers themselves is also substantial. 

High stress rates compromise the health, sleep, quality of life, and work success of educators. The results also show, however, that organisational and individual strategies would decrease stress on students. Programs focused on social-emotional intelligence and mindfulness increase the well-being of teachers as well as student grades. Educators need more support than ever when tension levels increase. Our appeal is for you to put yourself first. We believe if you do, you’re going to be a better, stronger version of yourself. And you’re significant. Using them with your self-care if you can only find two spare minutes in your day.

This is what we are recommending:

[1] Relax.

Find your favourite technique for breathing. In order to make one stay relaxed, nasal breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. If all you can fit into your day right now, when you wake up in the morning, is an even in-even out, that’s cool. To learn which feels more successful for you, try a few easy tactics. Maybe it’s Anchor Breathing or Starfish. This simple act will set the stage for the day ahead, assist you to move between tasks, and, on a more optimistic note, finish the day. Remember what is happening in your body, and look for a breathing technique anytime you find yourself getting anxious. The more you practise a tactic, the more effective it becomes. You would have a familiar option to recruit in difficult times to help you refresh and refocus.

 

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[2] Take regular intervals to move  around.

It matters movement. The wear and tear on the body that accumulates as a result of constant stress over time is referred to as allostatic load. In different bodies, tension sounds different, but we know it takes a toll. The best news is that we can also use the body to alleviate its symptoms when tension is carried in the body.

When you encounter tension, note which muscles feel stressed, sore, or achy, and attempt to activate those muscles by movement. When you are sitting at a desk or screen for long periods of time, a Chair Twist or Chair Cat / Cow will make a major difference to your brain and body. With a standing posture like Sunrise / Sunset, step away from your job for a minute to refresh.

To help you self-regulate and re-energize, we have also developed Mindful Movement patterns to lead you through a series of postures.

[3] Take rest in between activities

Rest is the third essential element in the self-care practise of Breathe, Pass, Rest. For physical and mental well-being, good quality sleep is important, but so is the chance to actually calm down and shut your eyes. Round out a guided rest with your breathing and conscious movement. THE ART OF RELAXING

Here is a shorter version, if you only have a minute or two.

Repetition is important in order to develop everyday behaviours in favour of self-care. All open activities that help well-being and self-regulation are breathing, moving, rest techniques, plus basic actions such as journaling or taking a stroll. We advocate beginning small, with a favourite solution, and constructing. Try pushing yourself for a week to partake in at least one self-care technique every day. We hope you can keep prioritising your self-care. You do matter.THE ART OF RELAXING

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