Do you find yourself constantly thinking about "stuff"?
So often we get so caught up in our thoughts we miss the beauty and richness of the present moment. And thanks to all that frantic energy (AKA adrenaline), it's no surprise our stomach ends up in knots and we can feel really bloated, nauseous and anxious.
But it doesn't have to be this way!
I spoke to Katie Sheen, a mindfulness practitioner (and ex-nutritionist) recently on Instagram about how we can use mindfulness to ease our digestion and beat anxiety before we even get out of bed in the morning!
By adding mindfulness into our lives, we can help calm our nervous system down, switch off the fight or flight response, get out of chronic pain and feel happier in our mind, as well as in our gut!
Click here for the replay if you want to know more.
Smile at your digestive system and wish it well.
This may sound crazy but visualisation is an important part of your recovery from chronic ill health. It helps with neuroplasticity and laying down new neural pathways. Sounds totally madey-uppy but it’s actually supported by science. If you want to explore this further I’m a big fan of the app, Curable. Check it out.
Next time you go to “grab a cup of tea”…
Katie also shared this brilliant podcast episode about mindful tea drinking. Drinking tea is definitely ingrained in my life, a firm family ritual (although less Barry's and more Pukka herbals these days). Having a cup of tea can be a whole art and a great reminder to just STOP.
Be in the here and now.
Smell the aroma.
Feel the heat.
Watch the leaves swirl.
Be present (mindful) with your next cuppa.
Honestly we crammed so much great stuff into this 30 minutes. I’m so grateful to Katie for sharing her expert knowledge. Find out more about Katie and her mindfulness courses here.
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As a nutritionist, I can help you choose the right foods and diet to:
Wave bye-bye to palpitations driven by too many stimulants and feel calmer and more relaxed in your body and mind.
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I’m off to make a mindful brew, see you soon!
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