Easy and fun mind-body exercises, that include breathing techniques and massage, practicable any time of day.
Step 1: Be comfortable in an upright position:
Then, relax your muscles slowly from top to bottom. First starting from the face, neck, shoulder, and torso then to the arms, legs and feet.
Use this checklist to help you:
Step 2: Clear your mind and slowly breath in and out
First, clear your mind. Then, keep your shoulders relaxed and gradually breath IN as you expand your abdomen and slowly breath OUT letting your abdomen fall. Repeat the breathing exercise for 4-5 times.
Step 3: Finish with massage
a) Warm your body by slowly moving sections of your body one at a time and rub your hands together to warm them
b) Use your warmed hands to rub your eyes, face, and neck. Then lightly pat the rest of your body with your hands.
- For mindful meditation classes: UCLA Semel Institute Mindfulness Awareness Research Center
- Education classes for older adults such as Tai Chi, creative writing, art, music and etc: SMC Emeritus College