We all know what stress feels like on an emotional level. What does it feel like on the physical level?
This Sunday, March 10, I’ll be teaching an acupressure self massage workshop at Radiant Yoga in Milwaukie. As I was thinking about how to get yogis interested in self-massage, I began pondering how stress becomes manifest in our physical bodies. This can be felt as soreness, aches, low energy, or a sense of being unable to rest even when we are exhausted. Some great ways to relieve psychological stress include therapy, journaling, or other reflective activities. In fact, I’ve done therapy for a number of years now, and it’s helped me to unpack my emotional responses and reduce stress in ways that I’m consciously aware of.
But then there is the stress that’s stored in the body, in connective tissue, that manifests in our posture, in shallow breathing, and in exhaustion. How do you access healing on this physical, unconscious level? That’s what this workshop is all about. We will combine the modern with the ancient. In this self-care workshop, we will use cutting edge science on fascia (connective tissue) as well as millennia old traditions of Chinese Medicine and Yoga Nidra to help you release the physical experience of stress.
Register through Radiant Yoga. (Foam roller and massage balls will be provided).