Stress comes from all kinds of sources, and chronic stress can have dramatic health effects.
Relaxing and grounding help to calm your nervous system, bring down your stress response, and put your entire system on a more even keel. They can't make what’s stressing you go away, but they can help you to be a little more resilient in the face of those stressors.
This guide contains two guided relaxations and a grounding practice, in text and mp3, as well as some pointers for taking self-care further.
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