When we are stressed or worried, our shoulders tend to go upwards and as a result, we can feel even more tension. In this short, but very effective meditation, Lisa guides us to give ourselves a healing hug by crossing our forearms over our chest and resting our hands on our shoulders.
Settling in my chair, I felt my shoulders tense and upwards, as I have been feeling adverse effects in my body from a procedure I had the other day. Placing my forearms over my chest and resting my hands on my shoulders, my shoulders naturally dropped. Having my shoulders drop, I began to feel less tension. Taking some time to pause and ride the waves of my breath, I felt my forearms move, my chest open up and my shoulders rise and lower. Giving myself this soothing touch, I have activated my parasympathetic system, which naturally puts me into a more calm and relaxed state.
By becoming more mindful in my day to day activities, I have often found myself holding my shoulders upwards. Learning this healing hug from Lisa, I now have a new way to naturally lower my shoulders while also giving myself a soothing touch. Thank you, Lisa! I am grateful! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️