Breath Awareness is a practice for returning your Inner Attention to the openness of the present moment. Although simple in concept, it can be very challenging to keep your attention on your breath and in the moment. Like any skill, it takes practice. To practice feeling your breath, look … Continue reading →
Four new Mindfulness Yoga Classes (Restorative, 2 Level I’s & Level II) & a Guided Meditation are up in our VirtualStudio on hitPLAYyoga! This week we explore how the body and breath are powerful tools for returning your Inner Attention to the … Continue reading →
New Mindfulness Yoga Class (Level I/II) & Guided Meditation are up in our Virtual Studio on hitPLAYyoga! This week, both classes explore Awareness and Inner Attention by asking the question, “Who am I really?” Come by and take a class!
Where you place your Inner Attention is also an important part of your daily practice and inward shift. If your Awareness is the flashlight that illuminates what is in the present moment, then your Inner Attention is much like a … Continue reading →
New Mindfulness classes are up in The KidsUserGuide’s Virtual Studio on hitPLAYyoga! This week, the three yoga classes (Gentle, Level I and Level II) and guided meditation focus on Silence as a tool for connecting to your Open Mind. Come … Continue reading →
Sit and take the time to know your chatter deeply. Compassionately notice everything about each story in your Chattering Mind. Is this story driven by fear? False beliefs? Not deserving? Where did the story come from? Is it really true? … Continue reading →
Just like your breath, the sensations of your body happen only in the present moment.
Your beating heart, the feeling of your feet in your shoes on the ground, the texture of your clothes on your skin are all bridges to bring your Inner Attention out of your Chattering Mind and back into the present moment. The more you invite your Inner Attention to the sensations of your body, the more you draw your attention out of the Chattering Mind.
When you are lost in the fog of your Chattering Mind, you start to feel like a head pulling around a body. This is disjointing for your body and starts to shift you towards “flight or fight” mode.
Consciously bringing your Inner Attention into the fullness of your physical body calms your brain and allows you to feel more whole and alive.
It is very simple. Don’t overthink or complicate it. When you find yourself rushing around or spacing out, invite your Inner Attention to the feeling of your whole body. Feel your ribs moving gracefully in response to your breath. Feel the wind and sun on your skin. Feel the sensation of your palms resting on your legs. Touch, with your attention, the aliveness that is right here.
Then take note – Does becoming more present in your body change your relationship to your Chattering Mind? Your sense of self? Your experience of this human life?