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Collective Activity for the week of March 28

A former member
Hi Everyone,

Thanks go out to Pauline for this week's activity: mindful hair care.

Pauline sends along some facts about the scalp:

# Since the human scalp is replete with nerve endings and the majority of the nervous system is located inside the skull, along with the brain, a good scalp massage stimulates the nervous system.
# A scalp massage increases blood flow to the head thereby easing stress and chronic headaches.
# It also causes the release of endorphins, which, in turn, helps in relieving pain in the area.
# Scalp massages have also been regarded as the ideal way to de-stress, and are known to be effective as relaxing and calming techniques



For this week's activity, we thought we would really pay attention to any activities we do that involve the scalp. For example, what does it feel like when you comb/brush your hair? Or when washing your hair or washing your scalp, what do you notice if you bring your attention to sensations at the scalp?



I hope everyone everyone has a great week and enjoys this gradual blossoming of spring.



Warm wishes,

Tim
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