I spoke with experts, doctors, and spiritual teachers.
I asked these high achievers about their fears and how they move through them to live the life they love. ----------------------------------------------------
Caralyn Ferrier has been a massage therapist for the last ten years. When she was just starting out she would get SO NERVOUS before her sessions. Her teachers were used to this newbie nervousness, so smartly taught her and her cohort to ground into their own bodies and wellbeing prior to giving massage.
Below you will find three ways to get into your body.
What are three concrete ways you soothe yourself?
1. Pranayama - Breath work
Inhale slowly until your lungs are completely full. Hold your breath for a few moments, and then exhale long and slow. Hold your breath at the bottom of your exhale. Inhale long and slow. Repeat until you feel a sense of relief.
2. "Ring the Temple Bell"
Ringing the Temple Bell is a qi-gong practice designed to help you tap back in to your own divinity.
Stand with feet hip width apart. Pivot at your waist and let your arms swing without exerting any effort with them. Just allow them to swing. As you gain momentum they will land and hit your body on the front and back. continue until you want to stop or you feel extra pulsing in your hands.
3. Shake out your hands
In the Chinese tradition the heart is an extension of the hands. Meridian lines, a pathway that life force flows along, runs straight from the heart out into our hands and provides us an opportunity to put love into action in the world.
First, just let your hands shake any old which way.
Then, shake them like you are turning door knobs.
Finally, make wide circles with your arms.
Find Caralyn at Body Work Bistro in Boulder Colorado - She is also an INCREDIBLE musician and co-wrote this beautiful song with me: