My psychiatrist told me to make friends with my inner child – little JP. She also told me to do lots of exercise.
But I was restricted to the psychiatric hospital. I was under observation for several days, for my own safety. I certainly wasn’t allowed out for a run alone.
So I did yoga once a week for an hour when the teacher was in, and I did it again in my room, just me and my inner child.
I thought the Serenity Prayer went pretty well with it, as a wholesome mantra to repeat while I was doing, eg, Downward Dog.