In our fast paced society we tend to overwork ourselves and then crash at the end of a long day simply because the body says, “no more”. Sometimes relaxation only occurs during sleeping hours but is surrounded by busyness and do do do. Intentional relaxation, however, is setting up a space or a container and an adequate amount of time to relax.
Intentionally taking time each day to meditate, lay in a long after a great yoga practice, take a walk in nature, slow down enough to really connect with our loved ones and receive sacred bodywork are keys to living a happy, healthy life.
Holding a space for intentional relaxation creates not only a physical boundary but also an energetic one. It teaches the body to release tension in a place that is designed for those purposes and when we return the body has an easier time letting go.
Some suggestions of places to create space for relaxation the garden, a quiet corner of your office, your favorite comfy chair, a secluded nook of your office building, a lovely trail on a nature walk, and your bodyworker’s table! In addition to returning to a place daily to a bodywork session a couple of times a month. Schedule your sessions so that you know in advance that there will be a space just for you. specifically dedicated full body relaxation. Enjoy yourself, your body and your daily escape and life a happy, healthy and sane life.
Anya de Montigny, DHS is a sexuality expert with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Dr. Anya has a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) degree, is a certified sex educator and certified sex coach and was the host of the popular radio show The O Word Sex Talk Radio. Dr. Anya has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area working with individuals and couples and invites straight and LGBTQ people into her practice. She also teaches adult sex education classes as well as consent & boundaries workshops at Universities and Colleges.