TRY THIS Ten­sion Time-out TO­DAY

Woman (UK) - - Health & Wellbeing -

Yoga prac­ti­tioner, well­be­ing ex­pert and cre­ator of Healthy Whole me (healthy­w­hole me.com) Dani Bin­ning­ton, re­veals her top mind­ful­ness tech­niques for keep­ing cool this Christ­mas. ‘if you’re in the mid­dle of pre­par­ing christ­mas din­ner and you’re find­ing your­self su­per anx­ious about not get­ting ev­ery­thing done in time, then s.t.o.p for a few mo­ments,’ says dani. ✱ Stop what­ever you’re do­ing, take a seat, close your eyes and no­tice how you’re feel­ing at that mo­ment. ✱ Take a deep breath, feel your feet on the ground be­neath you and let the earth be­come your sup­port. ✱ ob­serve your breath, as it comes into your nos­trils. ex­pand your ribs to in­hale deeply, and let go of ten­sion and stress as you ex­hale. ✱ Pause and ob­serve your thoughts with­out giv­ing each too much at­ten­tion. through paus­ing, breath­ing and lis­ten­ing, we can deal with anx­i­ety and stress in a re­ally ef­fec­tive way. Give it a go the next time you feel over­whelmed.

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