Reinhabit Your Body

In Lunchtime Enlightenment at the end of the chapter "It's Easier Than You Think: Relaxing" Pragito Dove suggests "some simple reminders to help you reinhabit your body and come into a state of relaxation." With each she offers a brief explanation, but as a sucker for lists I like them as they are:

  1. Slow down every process.
  2. Schedule regular time for relaxation.
  3. Use aromatherapy to help you relax.
  4. Create a stress-free place for yourself at home.
  5. Bring your awareness to your body.
  6. Release the tensions you are carrying.
  7. Try sauntering.
  8. Find the middle way.
  9. Don't eat too much; don't eat too little.
  10. Don't sleep too much; don't sleep less than needed.
  11. Drop all extremes.
  12. Try lounging.
  13. Try smiling gently when you breathe.
  14. Sit and do nothing for five minutes.
  15. Leave effort behind.
  16. Be in the present moment.

OK, there's redundancy there, and maybe some silliness, but nonetheless ...

^z - 2010-10-27