Power of calming, grounding and restorative
These are two useful mindfulness tools from my “greatest hits” of 2014. I still practice both of these. The first is very calming, grounding and restorative, and useful also with nighttime wakefulness. The other is a great one from Tara Brach, helpful when thoughts are regretting the past or projecting into the future – it is an instant pivot! Finally, I conclude with something new, and equally impactful, from Byron Katie.
“Take your thumb and connect it with your pinky, take 5 deep breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth. Do the same with your ring finger, then your middle finger, then your index finger. Then finally, bring all 5 fingers together and take 5 deep breaths.” (excerpted from thespirtscience.net)
This last greatest hit from 2014, is just one simple question quoting the mindfulness teacher, Tara Brach. I put this question on one of my homemade “well…
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