Body Awareness is Freeing
Returning to your body is the ultimate resource for finding freedom within.
When you’re activated, coming back to your body is a way of grounding yourself.
1. Find Your Safe Space
Find a physical space that is comfortable, quiet and calming. Reducing noise & stressful distractions helps you focus.
2. Connect to Your Breath
Your breath is an anchor that reconnects you with your body. Breathing more deeply reduces tension and promotes spaciousness.
3. Notice Arising Sensations
Experiencing your five senses — sight, sounds, smell, taste & touch — reconnects you to the wisdom of your body.
4. Locate the Origins of Your Sensations
Observing where your sensations are located in your body is another grounding technique.
5. Put a Name to the Sensation
Naming your sensations make them more concrete and reinforces your connection to your body.
6. Remind Your Body it is Safe
When it’s safe enough to do so, coming back to present moment time and space is a reminder that you’re not currently in danger.
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