Episode 4 – Stop
Hello and welcome to episode 4 of grounded in stillness.
Today we focus on taking a moment to stop.
Life is so busy and we are always on the go, we rarely have a moment to stop and process everything that we have going on.
This relaxation, is going to look at showing you how its possible to stop at anytime in your day – so you can refocus, process and be more effective when the world has you feeling like you don’t know if you are coming or going.
If you wish to read a little more about the blog behind this relaxation, head over to groundedinstillness.com.
So find a comfortable position to relax in, be this sitting or laying, the choice is yours.
Gently close your eyes and become aware of your breath.
Adjust your shoulder and your hips, let your arms and legs feel heavy.
Notice the gentle rise and fall of your chest, as you begin to relax.
Maybe even notice if you are holding any tension in your jaw, has life been so hectic you didn’t even realise you hold tension there.
Let the deepness and slowness, of your breath, become your focus. Can you even hear how your breath sounds to you. The sound on the in breath and then the out breath.
Feel your body relax deeper, as you take a few moments to be with your breath, to feel the stillness surround you.
Like a bubble, to allow you to escape from the world for a few moments.
Then do you notice that moment, at the end of the in breath, before the out breath, and it happens again at the end of the out breath, before the in breath.
That tiny moment is when you stop completely. Start to focus on these small moments between the breath. Notice how still and calm they make your feel, in both body and mind.
The space these brief moments provide when you stop.
Your body and mind are connected to your breath, these small opportunities to stop, are within you, anytime you need.
So notice how you feel, when you embrace these moments as you breathe, be present.
Connect to how taking a moment to stop makes you feel.
Enjoy a few moments to be with your breath, to enjoy those moments to stop.
Anytime you want to find this feeling within you, all you need to do is take a deep breath in, notice that moment when everything has stopped, then breathe out and notice it again.
Slowly allow your breath to return to its natural rhythm, gently wiggle your fingers and your toes.
Thank you for listening.
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