We live in a culture of multi-tasking, of divided attention and distraction. Cultivating a practice of awareness is a radical act to train the mind and direct our attention consciously.
According to Daniel Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, developing a practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.
Somatic Anchor Exercise
This walking meditation is a somatic engagement of mind, feet, and earth. Our usual sense is that the mind is in the head. Let’s explore the idea that the mind is in the feet!
When you feel ready, slowly lift one foot and step forward. Slowly plant the foot, take a deep breath. Land, settle before you lift the other foot. Notice if your mind jumps into the future or hangs out in the past. Bring yourself back into the present moment as you slowly move, step by step, breath by breath.
Join me as we dive deeper into 5Rhythms movement, grounding, and inner- and interpersonal connections on Cortes Island from September 25-29 for Embody Your Leadership through Conscious Movement.