• Mindfulness Based Living

Live in your body!

‘Mr Duffy lived a short distance from his body’ (James Joyce, Dubliners)

‘Mr Duffy lived a short distance from his body’ (James Joyce, Dubliners)

This quote may describe how many of us live in relation to our body as we’re often so caught-up in thinking that we live from the neck up!

What are the benefits?

Being fully aware of being in our body brings a greater sense of awareness of our present moment experience when we’re not engaged in future or past orientated thinking. Being present settles mind activity and brings a sense of relaxation and being held by the body.

How to..

  • Sitting or lying down comfortably become aware of your feet (focusing your attention to sensations such as tightness, softness, feelings of contact with floor or clothing);

  • Take time to slowly move your attention from the feet; through the legs; into the torso; across the back; down the arms; across the shoulders; around the neck and to the top of your head – take time to notice your felt experience in each of these areas;

  • Pause, to take a felt sense of being in the whole body from the top of your head down to your feet. Take some moments to rest here.

TIP - Use attention of breathing if you find yourself getting caught up in thinking.

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