Using Your Body as an Ally to Work with Stress

A road sign concept that says "Reducing Stress".

You know what it feels like. Your heart is pounding, hands are shaking, and sweat is dribbling down the sides of your face.  To some, it may feel like clenching fists, increased heat in the face and body, or a tightened jaw. Despite these physical sensations attributing to different emotions, the reality remains the same.  You are entering a state of body crisis. This is a state where you become emotionally overloaded with stress. To better understand how to work with this uncomfortable experience, it’s best to first identify what we’re working with.