Self Care: How do I Relieve My Tense Throat?
Today’s blog is another self care technique for you on how to relieve a tense throat. This kind of tension feels like a closed or narrowing sensation of the throat. It’s similar to the feeling of panic that won’t go away and you just can’t breathe, or you may have shortness of breath.
Sometimes when our bodies react to stress with the sensation of breathlessness, we don’t understand why we have these reactions, and worry if something is seriously wrong with us. Most of the time though, it is fear of not coping with the current situation. Sleepless nights definitely contribute to this.
The technique to calm tense throat or throat stress can be done anywhere at any time. Here’s how to do it:
Place your first hand gently below your collarbone between the upper ribs.
Place the thumb and fingers of your second hand around the base of the neck, near the collarbone, the palm of the hand below, or on the collar bone, whichever is most comfortable for you.
Focus on the pain dissolving, and use your intention for the pain to disappear. Continue using your imagination to release the anxiety from your body. Focus on the warmth of your hand – be aware that your hand is sending a message of calm to these areas, that this message is entering the body and encouraging it to make space for calm. Feel the heat, or other sensations, flow into your hand and then dissipate.
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