The fire breathing dragon in us all
As I began to think of the connection between the sacrum and the breath I got this image of a fire breathing dragon which then made me think of the release of anger breath that Tammy taught in the Kundalini yoga class.
The sacrum is associated with safety and hence protection against what you are distressed about. A fire breathing dragon would most definitely be a good defense. Thank goodness we all have this fire breathing dragon in us. It keeps us safe when needed. When our defenses are up though, our autonomic nervous system is thus turned on and we go into protective mode. This is not a place in which our sacrum could be at rest as our body is saying survive. Once the situation has passed though, we must put the fire out in the dragon and lay him to rest so the protective shield around the sacrum can be put down and tension in this area will let go.
Here’s an informative article on the signs and symptoms of an overactive nervous system. Overview of Nervous System Disorders
Our breath is a perfect option to calming the dragon and stretching the sacrum. When the breath is deep and full you will actually feel the tailbone and sacrum stretch into a seat. When your breath is short and shallow, the tailbone, which I like to refer to as the tail of a dog), curls under and pulls up because your scared and your pulling in, not out. Think of someone in a movie running from a bad guy. Was there breathing deep and full or short and fast? Exactly! There is a time and place for everything. Once the trigger for your distress has passed, then, your breathing should return to full and deep so the autonomic nervous system quiets down.
“When you refuse to be a pawn of fear, you reduce the ability of insane illusions to run your life and contaminate the life of others.” A Course In Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman
Voyage to HEAL Weekly Thoughts
Stretch: Breath deep into the sacrum and hold for 5 seconds and release. Watch this video for an explanation. Gotta love the click of the video youtube choice as the main screen. That’s your laugh for the day.
Exercise: Pelvic floor clock both directions. Watch the video below.
Habitual Pattern to change: Drink your body weight of water per day in ounces increasing the amount dependent upon your exercise. Example: If you weight 140 lbs, drink 140 oz of water.
Perspective Enlightenment: When something is really stressing you out, say to yourself, “Who cares”. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it defuses the situation. Ask yourself, “Will this matter in 20 years”? Ultimately, you can find peace in each situation. As one door closes, another will open for you.
“As water flows through anything, so can peace flow through you” ~ your inner guide.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL