Here is a wonderful exercise using the breath to feel more centred. Find a quiet place and set aside 10-20 minutes for this exercise.
Sit straight and relaxed • Gently and naturally settle down into yourself • Now bring your focus to the breath.
You will find that the breath naturally draws your attention inwards. Become aware of any tensions in the body and gently breathe into them. Let the breath guide you into letting go. Feel your tensions melting away.
In this same way, become aware of any thoughts or emotions and allow yourself to simply be present with them, give them some space. You will discover that although when we resist our states and reactions, they take energy and create discomfort, that learning to hold a space for them, while it might bring up an initial strong feeling, quickly leads to a surprising and refreshing feeling of being peaceful and open.
Now allow your attention to come to settle inside yourself. Allow yourself to feel your centre, your quiet, unchanging inner core.
Quietly breathe and enjoy this sense.
If any thoughts come, breathe into them until you come naturally back to settle into the centre.
Stay tuned for next week’s installment in our breathwork series.
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