Get out of the head and into the body

We spend a lot of our time in our thoughts without even realising we are doing it. There's nothing wrong with this but we may find ourselves in difficult mental states that seem tyrannical and burdensome without any real way out. Luckily, we are more than just our prefrontal cortex and if we expand our perspective to include the awareness of other parts of our being, then we may find some relief after all.

Here's something to try through out the day:

- Notice: thinking, thinking, thinking.
- Take a deep breath: follow it into the body.
- Relax into the body.
- If you can, notice that the awareness has shifted from the front of your head to a more spacious place.
- Try to hold the spaciousness in the body. How many breaths can you sustain it for?


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