“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~ Sonia Ricotti
October's Mindfulness Activity of the Month:
it comfortably with your head supported.
Become aware of you breathing...Feel the air move into your nose, mouth, and down your throat, and into your lungs. Focus on your body and let all of the parts come into your awareness spontaneously. Do so for about 1-2 minutes.
Now, observe your entire body as it is (without moving parts of it). If you feel nothing, that's fine; theres no need to panic. Just keep noticing.
Next, pay attention to sections of your body starting with the lower third. Bottom third is from your toes to your buttocks. Middle third is your waist to your shoulders. Top third is your neck and your head.
Pay attention to each section, noticing any discomfort, fatigue, soreness, tightens, tension, throbbing, pounding, or aches. If you only notice calm and relaxed sensations, label them as such. If you notice the other, try to describe it with one to two words.
Now that you've obsessed the sensations in your body, bring back awareness to the room you are in. Slowly begin to focus attention away from your body, away from your breath, and to the outer world. Do that by beginning to notice any sounds that you may hear, and when you're ready, open your eyes and stretch.