One of the easiest way we can allow our bodies to soften is by using our breath.
Fortunately, mindfulness offers us a whole range of practices which can be very helpful when we are dealing with ongoing restlessness and anxiety.
One of the most effective (but definitely under the category of ‘don’t try this at home’!) strategies for combating sleepy mind must be sitting on the edge of a deep well during meditation.
Just like water can’t flow through a hose which is crinkled, so energy can’t flow freely through a body which is stiff and tense.
Today, let’s try a little experiment – as you’re sitting here, clench your fists very tightly. Really experience what that feels like – in your body, but also in your mind. Hold it for about 30 seconds. Next, open your hands palms up and have them resting on your lap. Again, take a few moments […]