Mar 24 2022
It is often described that our sympathetic nerve responses of fight, flight, or freeze can be attributed to our ancestors needs to quickly determine whether or not there is a threa – to save themselves from being eaten by a tiger. Today, most of us are not worried about tigers but our sympathetic nervous system still responds to daily stresses as though the threat is real. Our brains can not tell the difference between perceived threat and a real threat. Using the mantra “there is no tiger” can often be helpful to remind our body that a stressful work or family situation may be uncomfortable but it is not as dire as having to flee or fight a tiger. In today’s practice, we embrace BEING the tiger with a tiger series of poses and a contemplative meditation.