Quite often I find myself experiencing a lot of tension. I might be sitting at the computer, watching television, eating, walking, driving or even just sitting in my chair enjoying the view of the lake. I can feel the tension in my neck and back. My arms and shoulders are all tensed up. Quite often my arms will be trembling. I’m typically not thinking about anything in particular.
So I take a deep breath and consciously relax myself. I might have to take two or three breaths to completely release the tension.
Breathe in. Hold it momentarily. Exhale. Consciously relax. Ahhh! Tension gone!
For a few seconds!
It’s a constant dance!
Feel tension. Breathe. Relax. Tension returns.
Because I feel it constantly, I suspect it is the neurotransmitter imbalance [which is Parkinson’s], rather than my thoughts, that is at the root of the tension. Perhaps both!
It could be frustrating, so acceptance is critical. Overcoming this tension is part of the healing process. So I deal with it.
Focusing on the breath is essential. It helps me relax my body. It brings me into the present moment. It helps me generate ‘chi’ [life force energy]. And it helps me connect with Source [God].
So I breathe!
Have an awesomely relaxed day!