Have you ever felt stressed or anxious and been unsure of why? These feelings are a natural response by our nervous system to keep us safe. Our nervous system operates to protect us from harmful situations. Sometimes, it is overly protective, and makes us feel alarmed without cause. When we recognize feeling stressed or anxious we can resource with a reset.
A Reset is designed to help us respond differently to feeling stressed or anxious. And most importantly to get your nervous system working optimally to become more resilient. A reset can help tether us to those moments when we feel our best. When we feel our best, our system is well-regulated, and we’re able to operate from a place of clarity, compassion, and curiosity. A reset can be an exercise, an activity, or even just a reminder of those well-regulated moments. They provide an opportunity to become more aware of how we feel and the factors behind those feelings.
What keeps you feeling grounded? What helps you feel connected? Resets can vary from person to person, and once you’ve identified what resonates with you, you can utilize them to help reduce anxiety, stress, and feelings of fear. With these tools, we can navigate a stressful world in a meaningful way.
How can movement help regulate your nervous system?
Movement can help people gain control of their emotional states. According to the Mayo Clinic, Movement and exercise have helped reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Some medical professionals even use movement to help patients process trauma. It isn’t just modern Euro-centric medicine that is exploring the power of movement. Movement as a healing tool has its roots in indigenous cultures from around the world. Spiritual practices often employ dancing, shaking, and movement in their ceremonies. Movement is an essential part of the human experience, and can be a powerful tool in regulating our nervous systems!
Let’s play with the dance of your nervous system!
Movement can be such a powerful reset for your nervous system! We recommend you explore the videos below and find one that resonates with your nervous system, and fits with the guidance and direction of your medical professional. Explore the resources below and remember that what feels pleasurable to one person may not feel pleasurable to another. Explore and identify what your nervous system finds pleasurable.