… from the earth. Letting go is not always easy. No matter in what respect. But sometimes you have to let go in order to find yourself anew. Letting go physically (3 to 5 minutes)
Choose a relaxed sitting position and close your eyes. Your feet are in contact with the floor, your arms and hands are resting on the back of the chair or are folded loosely in front of your stomach.
Focus your attention on your body. Your arms, legs, pelvis, abdomen, breathing, back, shoulders, neck, head and forehead. Walk through all the passages attentively.
Can you feel the tension? Are there places in your body where you feel strain? Realize that you don’t need to exert yourself while sitting. Allow the effort to fade away where you feel it. After a while, you should be sitting without any effort at all.
Tip: If you practise letting go physically for a few minutes at a time throughout the day, you will also become better at letting go mentally over time.
… of mindfulness. Many everyday things you do automatically, without thinking about it. But you can use everyday moments and do them consciously and attentively. Just mindful.
Here is an example: Sitting
Sit on a comfortable chair. Sit back and relax. Place your hands in your lap. Your right hand rests loosely on your left hand. Relax. Feel the weight of the upper hand on the lower hand. Change the hand position. Observe: What is different? What is the same? Feel yourself. Direct your attention to the whole body. How do you sit on the chair? Consciously notice the posture of your shoulders, your upper body, your arms, your legs. Notice yourself sitting on the chair.
My tip: Just try it out. Once a day, for five or ten minutes. After a week you will notice that it does you good.