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Mind-body connection to stress

Often times, we carry stress through shifts in our mood, appetite and sleep changes, difference in social interactions and a shift in our quality of life. What we may not pay attention to, is how stiff our muscles become, how quick our breathing feels and our lack of awareness of how we are breathing. Moreover, headaches, stomach pains and body aches are additional symptoms that some of us may experience when we are stressed out. Ruling out medical conditions, our body can also be used in conjunction with our breath to cope with stress. This combined with mental health coping strategies can be a powerful holistic means of coping, and a synchronous way of connecting with the stillness that your environment can offer.

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