Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stop, Drop And Connect

All too often, we go through our days in a hurried fashion full of one task after another to complete. We've just gone through the hectic holiday season and most likely, we failed to stop, drop and connect with our body. It really isn't that hard to do, but if you aren't in the awareness of it, than it appears most difficult.

Just by allowing yourself to stop, drop and connect, you will give yourself a much needed energy boost for your day. You'll connect into that inner power that is often neglected and you'll approach the place of inner peace that most of us could use in a day. There are many more benefits to practicing awareness each day of our life, but the only way you will realize them is through stopping, dropping and connecting.

Here is an exercise that you can do to help you stop, drop and connect. Take a moment right now where you are at and just sit back in your chair. You might close your eyes if you can for a moment (unless the boss is watching). Now just place your hands on your stomach. Allow yourself to begin feeling your hands on your stomach. You might ask yourself, what does this feel like? Are my hands warm or cold? Are they soft or rigid? What is the weight of my hands on my stomach? Can I even really feel my hands there or not? How does that make you feel as you touch your stomach?

There are no right or wrong answers in this exercise.

Just connect with it for a few moments. You can also add some deep breathing where you breathe in through the mouth and then hold and slowly exhale through your nose. Keep your hands on your stomach acting as receivers picking up all that you can sense, feel and connect to in your body. The more quiet and connected you get (with practice of course), the more you will pick up and sense.

Just by spending a few minutes doing this exercise, you will see that you can bring your stress level down and feel much more connected to your body. This is in simplistic terms, the mind body connection. It is at the root of connecting the mind and body together.

Of course, you might not feel much in the beginning, but the more you do this, the more you will connect with the inner part of yourself. The more you become aware of your inner self, the more conscious you become and can make much more informed choices for your body and your life. It really is that simple and yet, I know just how difficult this process is in the beginning. Give yourself some time to stop, drop and connect because your body will thank you for it later.

Related Blog Posts:
1)  How Do I Quiet My Mind (Jun 29, 2010)
2)  Focus On Breathing (June 9, 2010)

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