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    You could try the dead pose? but standing up. (meant to be done laying down)

    Close your eyes, then on an IN breath (through nose) scrunch your toes for 3 secs then release toes on an OUT breath (through mouth) for 3 seconds, then calves,then theighs,buttocks, tummy,clunch hands,biceps,chest then finally jaw (all for the 3 secs in and 3 secs out)...important to focus on the breathing,by the time your finished you may feel relaxed.

    (been doing yoga/pilates since i was 16)

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    Meditating, I don't think it can be done at the same time as trying to manage a dog on a lead.

    But a nice calming breathing exercise should be - eg breathe in two.. three.. out, two and three and... repeat for as much time as available but 10 breaths if you can get there.

    I used to meditate at my desk - though I think my co-workers thought of it as sleeping. The trick was to put a manual or book or pile of code print out that I was supposed to be working on and make a triangle with my elbows on the desk and my hands holding my head - and snooze... Pretty sure I wasn't the only one. I knew if I was tempted to crawl *under* the desk - I really ought to be going home cos that meant I was tired because I had the flu - eek.

    I found playing with puppy and massaging her ears or stroking her tummy gently (like a hypnotised chook) was calming for both of us. Playing tug was kind of the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Meditating, I don't think it can be done at the same time as trying to manage a dog on a lead.

    But a nice calming breathing exercise should be - eg breathe in two.. three.. out, two and three and... repeat for as much time as available but 10 breaths if you can get there.

    I used to meditate at my desk - though I think my co-workers thought of it as sleeping. The trick was to put a manual or book or pile of code print out that I was supposed to be working on and make a triangle with my elbows on the desk and my hands holding my head - and snooze... Pretty sure I wasn't the only one. I knew if I was tempted to crawl *under* the desk - I really ought to be going home cos that meant I was tired because I had the flu - eek.

    I found playing with puppy and massaging her ears or stroking her tummy gently (like a hypnotised chook) was calming for both of us. Playing tug was kind of the opposite.
    I was think more along the lines of doing it before we go lol.

    I get that "want to crawl under the desk for a nap feeling" all the time - it means I go to bed too late! Or haven't had enough coffee

    My plan for this year is to become the calmer, less stressed, healthier version of me!

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    I used to do yoga with my mum, but that was before she had my 4yr old brotehr and 1yr old sister - now she is too busy I usually take a nice long walk - very relaxing
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    You could try the dead pose? but standing up. (meant to be done laying down)

    Close your eyes, then on an IN breath (through nose) scrunch your toes for 3 secs then release toes on an OUT breath (through mouth) for 3 seconds, then calves,then theighs,buttocks, tummy,clunch hands,biceps,chest then finally jaw (all for the 3 secs in and 3 secs out)...important to focus on the breathing,by the time your finished you may feel relaxed.

    (been doing yoga/pilates since i was 16)

    hth
    That sounds very nice... sounds like something I should do in bed to relax and get me off to sleep lol.

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    I meditate daily.

    If you like I can PM you the names of some of my meditation cds and such. I have them uploaded on my computer so if you don't mind keeping your msn logged in for awhile I can send them to you. I can also tell you how to breathe correctly and relax while you're listening to them for maximum effect.

    Other great way to meditate and look hot is Callanetics. It's like pilates/yoga, except a hundred times harder and far more calming.

    I also have quite a few 'deep learning' cds if you're interested-Calm music that sends a subliminal message to your brain-Learn, Weight loss, stop smoking, meditation, the works.

    PM me if you're interested.

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    Breathing exercises are quite good, which is similar to meditation and its something that you can do any place and time

    I know I studied a particular technique last year, I can try to find that info for you if you like

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    You're on the money with the deep breath, conscious breathing control is the oldest form of calming down and relaxing.

    As for meditations thats what they all start with, breath focus.

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    You could try Tai Chi at home before you go to training with Charlie and Bella. It is all to do with centering your mind and let your mind work with the body as one. Breathing is an essential part, breathing calmly and steadly. The Australian Academy of Tai Chi is one place to learn. A lot of people have trouble with static meditation, but moving meditation seems to work well.

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys

    The reason I need to calm down so much is because last year I went through a period where OH was sick and we were waiting for a diagnosis, we were waiting for our apartment to be finished, work was nuts, the puppies were coming.... I ended up so insanely stressed out that I ended up having anxiety attacks (complete with chest pains!) and a headache that lasted for 3 months (every day).

    So I'd reallly like to avoid that this year

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