Here are some excerpts from favorite newsletters to help you be Grounded
, Present, Centered
The Long Tide, also referred to as Primary Respiration, is the pre-existing wellness template in the body.
This subtle force within us combines the outside presence of the atmosphere and inside influence of our biological systems.
Imagine or listen to the soothing flow of ocean waves.
This similar slow tempo of around 50 seconds each direction (from ‘head to tailbone’) can be perceived and palpated throughout the body.**
A slow tempo helps to reduce stress in our systems.
'Telescope' your vision out to the mountains or into nature for stillness and focus. I encourage you to find brief moments to slow down to enjoy and appreciate nature. Even looking at a photo of the beauty of nature is calming to the nervous system.
10 Second Grounding Exercise
1. Tap your feet gently on the ground. This gives you awareness of the ground beneath you. Be Grounded.
2. Take a breath. You can’t breathe in the past or save up extra breaths for the future! Be Present.
3. Now take a breath that you imagine coming from the bottom of your tailbone up your spine, dividing at the head into two Rams’ horns along the side of your temples. Be Centered.
This breath up your midline simulates the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid (produced in the ventricles of the brain), which nourishes your brain and spinal cord.
Photo from MedHelp.org
Allow yourself to feel more
Grounded, Present, Centered & Calm
Slow down and be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself to be filled with a breath that comes from within. Ahhhh.
This breath differs from an intentional breath.
This slow, deep, nourishing breath comes from 'being breathed' by the slowing of our nervous system.
Dr. Wm. Sutherland referred to stillness in our systems as the 'Heart of the Bird'.
This breath then, could be described
as the bird effortlessly taking flight
and landing gracefully on a perch to rest.
How can we invite this nourishing and nurturing breath?
=The natural rhythm within the craniosacral system easing into a therapeutic slowing/standstill.
This is our healing state.
The German word for nursing/breastfeeding is Stillen
Psalm 46:10 says, "Be Still
Say the word to yourself as you take a breath, gently in and out at your own pace.
Feel your feet, tap them to feel some input you your legs to your core. Take a breath. You are grounded, present.
And if you feel a breath rise up from within you, from the base of your sacrum to your head, savor it. You are grounded, present, centered and calm.
Your spine is bathed in fluid, surrounded by fluid. Your bones and tissues are moist and alive, welcoming the fluid nutrition, circling around your brain, down your spinal cord, exiting to all areas of your body, through the nerves and tissues.
You feel a sense of the Energy of the Calmness
, the Energy of the Stillness
Now just take a moment to sit quietly in that
beautiful slow pace.
Thank you for sharing your Wellness journey with me!