Old patterns can feel impossible to escape, but with practice, you can make a shift. Even a couple minutes of these techniques from yoga teacher Tatiana Forero Puerta can help to calm your sympathetic nervous system (associated with the “fight, flight, or freeze” response) and activate your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”), making transformation more possible.
2. Compassion practice
When something comes your way and you feel bad or as though you failed, take a moment and practice tapping. This time, pay attention to the sensation but also say, I love and accept myself, I am open to seeing how this situation is helping me grow, or how is this a win? This practice calls on your brain’s executive system and helps open it up to a transformative mindset.