A key cause of stress is our thinking. We are often caught up in thoughts of the future and what may happen, or thoughts of the past and what did or didn’t happen. The way out of the stress loop is into the present, to the current reality and the wisdom available when we are calm and centred.
Mindful practices offer us a chance to drop out of the busy-ness of thought, to calm the body and the nervous system and connect to a deeper place in our being.
Using the breath to focus, we centre our attention in the body. We become centred.
I’ve recorded an intro to mindfulness practice and its benefits then there are a range of practices you can use to build your mindfulness muscle. Have a listen and start to sink in.
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A mindful moment
A 2 minute practice for when you just need to drop out of the busy-ness of the day and in to the calm and connectedness of your own being. Great for a mini reset.
Reset before a meeting
Working from home, going from one meeting to the next can be intense. Zoom gloom anyone? This is a practice you could do as a team to get everyone calm and grounded before a meeting. Or just give yourself a reset in between meetings or tasks.
Connect to your heart
I created this practise in response to ongoing work to break down systems of oppression and very specifically the events of the last week that have intensified that work for some and introduced it to others for the first time. I offer it to you where ever you are in this journey but particularly for those in need of rest. I wrote some words on it here.