Is anxiety a normal part of grief? And how do you cope if you’re experiencing it?
Anxiety and grief. I had somebody reach out a few weeks ago and sent me a message, and they said, I’ve been extremely anxious since my loved one passed. Is this a normal part of grief? And it is.
I would like to share with you some tips and tools that have helped my clients and me and I would love for you to come in today with an open mind and follow along, and this will help you if you truly believe.
TIP #1 is breath work. And I’m very passionate about my breath work, it does wonders. So we can use our breath to calm our minds, all right? So most people breathe shallowly. They breathe up here. And when breathing properly, we’re using our abdomen, okay? We’re breathing deep into our abdomen. So when we breathe in, we want to fill our abdomen fully like a balloon, so breathe in. And then when we breathe out, we want our navel, our belly button to contract in.
TIP #2 is nostril breathing. This is all the part of the breath work. So what we want to do is we’re going to plug our right nostril with our right thumb, okay? And you can have your hand like this in the wisdom mudra, okay, just right on your knee here. And you’re going to plug your right nostril, and you’re going to breathe in and breathe out. Breathe in and breathe out. And you can do that for about 30 to 60 seconds. And then you’re going to change onto the breathing in and out through your right nostrils.
TIP #3 I love Kundalini meditation… I find that that helps. And you can do this anywhere. Okay, this is just a simple, these are simple basic tools. You can do these anywhere. You can do these if you’re on the subway if you’re walking, if like in any given moment you can practice this exercise. Okay, so Kundalini yoga, this is from Yogi Bhajan, okay? And this is a simple tip, okay. So this is when we’re going to breathe in for four then we’re going to hold for four and then we’re going to bring out for four.
TIP #4 peace is in your pulse, always. So what we can do is we’re going to take our four fingers, we’re going to place it on our pulse like this, and you’re going to find your pulse there. And you’re going to repeat a mantra, and it’s Sat Nam, so you’re going to do it with the beat of your heart.
My mentor, Gabby Bernstein, has taught me many of these, and she taught tongue rolling. What we want to do is you want to place our hands upwards on our knees, and we’re going to roll our tongue clockwise against the front of our mouth. And you’re going to do that for 30 to 60 seconds and then after you do that, then you’re going to reverse it and do a counterclockwise against the front of your mouth. Then you’re going to do it the other way. Honestly, it works. So these are some basic, basic tools that you can use.
Pick up one of these habits. Practice it again for 40 days. You will feel spiritually connected. I feel like being consistent is very important. Right now in the Connected Healing Club, we’re doing a 40-day meditation challenge because it takes 20 days to release an old habit and 20 days to move on and cultivate and perfect a new habit, a healthy habit. This is why I encourage you to try it for 40 days. It takes a few moments. You can do this anywhere. And I feel like you will see a difference.
I would love for you to declare below that you are going to practice one of these tools for the next 40 days. And I will hold you accountable. Say that you are in. I am in. Put ‘I am in’ down below, and I would love to hear your feedback. What are your thoughts and feelings? I’m always here to support you, and if you feel like this video was helpful for you, then please share it with your friends and comment below.