Anxiety and Trauma
Let’s just go back actually one second. You know, that’s the kind of thing that when you’re working with trauma, it’s funny, insomnia is a funny one because sometimes boom, no problem. You can just get them sleeping, right through acupuncture, maybe through some herbs. But when there is a history of trauma, there is a history of feeling unsafe and sleep is our most vulnerable time in the day. And we don’t when, when we’re still living in, when the body’s still holding onto those types of betrayals and traumas and issues around safety, it is not safe to fall asleep for long periods of time. I mean, just think about that from an evolutionary perspective, you know, you have to stay awake and alert and on, you know, hyper hypervigilant basically. And that’s, that’s probably one of the words that I would associate with the pericardium is hypervigilant.
Um, so over time as we’ve been working with her, it’s been a while now things have gotten better, but she’s also been doing therapy and a few other things. And so this comes into one of the best ways to balance out the pericardium. You got to work through those traumas. You just have to, uh, you have to find someone qualified to help you work through them and someone who understands the importance of being in the body. So if you are doing talk therapy, perhaps someone who is aware of somatics, which is just the body basically, and, and understanding that cause one of the worst things that you can do as a fire, if the fire is out of balance is because there’s this component of the sort of rational conscious thought. And I don’t go too into that in this video I do in the heart one, um, there’s a real strong tendency to just be in the head and not at all in the body.
So have to get into the body, have to earth being out in nature. So good being in the, with your feet, just planted on the ground, even like laying out on the ground and doing whatever you need to do to really feel that connection to something solid, something safe and something that has got you. It supports you spending time doing that. Breathing. We know this, this is in every single video because breathing, we know helps the nervous system calm down. It helps us with anxiety. The breathing that I always recommend is, um, diaphragmatic breathing in for four breaths out for six. We do this because we relax on the exhale. So having more exhaled breaths will allow our nervous system to get into a, more of an, into a more parasympathetic state. And then the other thing that I like, Oh, sorry, let me just finish this about the diaphragmatic breathing is that you also want to visualize your ribs, expanding out to the side, as opposed to your chest puffing up.
So visualize that. And then you’re going to visualize the breath coming in and going deep, deep, deep, deep, deep into the abdomen into the belly. And part of this, we can kind of skip over to the Chinese medicine theory is that the lungs help to breathe in the cosmos, that fire energy, that heavenly energy and bring it down into the earth, into our body. So breathing deeply and visualizing this coming down is going to literally help the fire come and root down into the earth.