I hold my breath and hold myself back. Growth is an interesting experience. There are so many things that come up for me residually through feelings and body memory.
I've been working on changing my own thought patterns connected to my resistance to growth. Mantras, herbs, good food, exercise are all things I utilize as I navigate through change.
One of my favorite mantras is "I let go and trust in the flow." This mantra reminds me to release my held breath, release my body tension and trust in the natural flow of life.
There are so many ways I enjoy herbs. Aromatherapy is probably one of my top favorite ways to utilize the support of these magical plants. Cardamom essential oil offers incredible support to the respiratory system; by opening up the lungs to release and receive a bigger, clearer breath. If you break down the word respiratory system it sounds a lot like "re - spiriting - the system." Thinking about exhaling negativity and taking a breath in of positivity; is like filling the lungs with a new spirit (I think of spirit as energy).
As for good food - "you are what you eat." Really, we are what we eat, think, do, say - etc.! So, I eat local, fresh, organic, GMO-free, sustainable, pasture raised, amazing whole foods. I stay away from foods that cause an adverse reaction on my body; things that cause inflammation, lymph congestion or off balance my natural
PH. It's not really a specific diet dogma, although I do like the Paleo trend, I eat for my vitality.
As for exercise, it's really important to move the body. My personal regiment includes; yoga, core class, cardio, kettle bells - weight lifting, sauna, and climbing. Exercising helps move the lymph system, release stress and toxins and over all builds physical strength - which helps with my mental strength.
Ultimately I'm doing my best to live, feel and be well.