Professional athletes have been using systematic training in yoga, meditation, and breathing practices to improve overall performance and manage stress. These practices focus on improving resilience, strength, focus, speed, peak performance and endurance. The CALM WARRIOR program is specifically designed to introduce these skills to the members of the law enforcement community.
The Calm Warrior Rx program focuses on integrating three key activities: Breathing, Focus / Meditation and Modified Yoga
We have created the Rx in short segments, knowing that many times after experiencing a stressful incident, you may only have 1 or 2 minutes to reboot and recharge. The Calm Warrior Rx for Stress and Anxiety can be extremely useful in very short increments, or longer if you have the time.
It consists of 5 practical steps:
1. Assessment, Awareness: observe, witness
2. Breathe efficiently
3. Concentrate, Center with focus
4. Discern: act, avoid or accept
5. Ease: relax muscle tension
In a stressful situation focused breathing can allow us to:
- Minimize the effects of stress
- Harness the good stress to develop focus and expand the senses
- Manage the effects of adrenaline surges before and during an incident
- Reduce the effects of the adrenaline dump after a stressful incident
Lowers Blood Pressure
Slows the heart rate
Increases exercise tolerance.
Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension
Helps with chronic pain
Strengthens the immune system
Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
Relaxes your nervous system
Increases serotonin levels, influences mood and behavior.
Helps control your own thoughts and can help resolve phobias & fears
Helps with focus & concentration
Increased brain wave coherence.
Improved learning ability and memory
Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
Increased emotional stability
Develops sharp intuition
Improved relations at home & at work ~ Able to see the bigger picture of life in a given situation
Increased ability to solve complex problems
Develops better reaction time to a stressful event.
Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
Reduces road rage
Decrease in restless thinking
Decreased tendency to worry
Increases listening skills
Helps you make more accurate judgments
Helps keep things in perspective ~ Provides peace of mind
YOGA- This ain’t your mama’s yoga!!!!
Develop flexibility and core strength