This practice is great for quickly soothing the nervous system, turning down the fight-or-flight response, inviting your brain to remember to breathe, and reset yourself back into the rest-digest-connect-heal mode. 

Remember to use the lightest possible pressure; you’re looking to soothe the brain and ask the tissue to lengthen, you’re not trying to work out knots!

See if you can notice:

  1. your brain chills out (fight or flight drops, mental chatter quiets)
  2. your body feels looser afterward (fuller breath, wiggle-factor increases, more fluid movement)
  3. emotions might move a bit more (increase intensity, decrease intensity, suddenly appear or disappear)

This practice is drawn from the work of the incomparable Dr Satya Sardonicus. Check out her site here.