Calm Your Nerves #25 – Rock on

rockRocking isn’t just for babies anymore.  Studies have shown that rocking – whether in a chair or hammock, or simply swaying rhythmically – soothes frazzled nerves, promotes healing and supports deep sleep.

So next time you’re feeling anxious, give it a try.  Find a rocker and treat yourself to a session of gentle motion.  Better yet, why not make rocking part of your bedtime ritual.  A half-hour of rocking in a chair while reading, knitting, listening to music or simply being, may be just the ticket to a deep restful, drug-free sleep.

Tip: For best results say no to television, cell phones, computers and video games while you rock.