Cybele Pascal lives a hectic life, as she raises awareness about food allergies. She has already published two allergen-free recipe books and is telling the world that allergen-free cooking is delicious cooking.
To deal with that hectic life, Cybele has developed ways of staying calm in the midst of commotion. One stress-reducing technique involves a candle, its flame and her breath. Using calming techniques helps Cybele live a busy life without being consumed by it.
Will you share stress-reducing tips for women?
What I try to do is I try to find a quiet spot before I go on because there’s generally people running around and yelling about the production schedule and clipping you with the microphones and making sure you are all set and asking you a lot of questions.
So I find a quiet space and I basically do a breathing exercise that I learned in drama class in high school. So I close my eyes and it’s essentially just yoga, right? It’s part of like meditation; you close your eyes and you look to your third eye or whatever it is in the middle of your forehead. But you try to get your gaze, with your eyes closed, to right between your eyebrows and you focus on a candle flame, and you try to see that flame and it should be like orange reddish, yellowish flame, and this takes years of practice by the way.
Focus on the flame and then I focus on the flame and then I do breathing where I do a five count of breathing in through my nose and a five count of breathing out through my mouth, and if I do that for a good half an hour or even just ten minutes before I go out, I am calm. It really works.
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