We. Are. Here.
Nowhere else. Root yourself, now, into whatever surface you’re on: floor, grass, mat, table, chair, sand. Press your feet down, push through your toes. Take a breath in. Close your eyes. Loosen your jaw and your fingers. Unlace the abdominals, relax as you breathe in, relax as you breathe out.
The marvel of moments like these is that it doesn’t take much to become connected with where we have all come from: the natural world. It takes a moment to feel disconnected, though, and that’s the flip side of the coin here.
Here are 3 ways that you can reconnect with earth in the month of April (and beyond)…
1. “Identification of an Immune-Responsive Mesolimbocortical Serotonergic System: Potential Role in Regulation of Emotional Behavior,” by Christopher Lowry et al., published online on March 28, 2007 in Neuroscience. http://www.sage.edu/newsevents/news/?story_id=240785 Mind & Brain/Depression and Happiness – Raw Data “Is Dirt the New Prozac?” by Josie Glausiusz, Discover Magazine, July 2007 Issue. https://discovermagazine.com/2007/jul/raw-data-is-dirt-the-new-prozac
Rebecca S. Alexander Carey, PT, DPT, E-RYT/YACEP
Rebecca is one of our local physical therapists specializing in women's reproductive health and also teaches local prenatal yoga classes.