Trembling isn’t the most troublesome symptom I experience. That distinction goes to loss of balance and freezing, with an honourable mention to constipation. I attribute the minimal trembling I experience to the bodywork I am doing, namely, four chiropractic treatments a month. [A few years ago when I started doing Body Stress Relief therapy, the trembling I was experiencing was reduced by about 75%]
Generally, I only experience trembling in my hands and it’s mostly not an issue unless I am feeling anxious. I typically only feel anxious in social situations, when I’m out shopping, when I am riding in a car or when I feel pressed for time. On these occasions, it can sometimes be quite pronounced and quite challenging, particularly when I’m trying to eat.
But I’ve learned to minimize and even temporarily stop trembling by stilling my body. I do this by focusing on my breath while consciously relaxing every muscle in my body.
The technique I use is quite simple and I can do it with my eyes open or closed. Sitting in a chair, I either cup my hands in my lap or place them on my thighs, palms down. Sometimes, I hang them over the sides of the chair. I will also do this lying down.
I begin by placing my attention on my breath. Then on each exhale, I count from 1 up to 10, and then 10 back to 1. At the same time, I consciously relax every muscle in my body.
It can take a few minutes for my hands and body to become completely still. Usually, my right hand stops trembling well before my left. Sometimes the trembling will subside momentarily and then begin again.
I find it even easier to still my body when I’m sitting in the grass, sitting in the forest or sitting by the lake. The natural calming energies of the earth and water seem to heighten the effect.
Stilling the body simply means taking it out of the fight-flight-freeze state which is one of the key elements of a full recovery!
Wishing you many blessings on your day!