Checking In + Grounding
This exercise is all about bringing awareness to the physical body and for you to get to know how you feel at the beginning of each day.
As you stand in a neutral position with your hands on your lower abdomen, bring the attention to your breath and really notice the expansion and contraction of your stomach, and how it feels beneath your hands.
Close your eyes and consider how you feel right now, both mentally and physically. Is your mind busy? Do you notice any pain, tightness or discomfort? What parts of the body are you immediately aware of, and why?
As you scan your body, notice how each part feels and acknowledge any sensations along the way, breathing into each body part as you approach it. Imagine, as you inhale, that fresh energy enters your body, and as you exhale, imagine any tension physically leaving the body.
Spend a few minutes on this practice, and repeat if you move through it quickly. This practice can be performed on its own if you are short of time, but i’d recommend following it with an energising rituals, such as tapping (demonstrated in the second part of this video and detailed on page 000) or shaking (page 000).
Tapping is a simple routine that promotes blood circulation and energy flow, refreshing and invigorating the body. It involves tapping and massaging parts of the body, using a combination of fists and fingertips to activate them and to release any tension, emotion or energy blockages held within. This is one of my favourite rituals as it is incredibly invigorating, yet so simple and quick. It helps to raise your vibrational energy and instills a sense of balance and lightness. It works to awaken the energy of the body, encouraging any ’stuck’ or ‘stagnant’ energy to get moving, which, in turn, helps us feel more energised and alert.
(page 48-49 in Well Being)
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