Stress Buster: Shut Eye

Power to the Pretend Nap

Transit gets a bad rap: too noisy, too full, too many smelly people. The list could go on.

But, at an Ayur Veda meeting last night, an insightful naturopathic doctor shared his tip for taking on the train (or bus, or skytrain, or trolley).

“Say you have four stops to go,” he said. “Instead of sitting there, caught up in all the drama of all the people around you, take some time to nourish yourself. Close your eyes. Just take a rest.”

It seems too simple to have any effect. Just closing our eyes will help us calm down and revitalize? But yeah, it does. Just give it a go. Where the eyes go, the mind will follow. And of course, for that added extra oooomph, we might try just bringing our attention to our breath. Yeahhhhhh.

More info:
American Association of Naturopathic Phsyicians
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Nov 17, 2008 · Comment

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