Simple, daily practices to stay energetically aligned through the day
Mastering our thoughts and emotions require skills and practice.
Relaxing our body, grounding our energy, and quieting our mind are such skills.
I have tried many practices and simply found this way to be effective to stay aligned through the day; so I would like to share them with you.
Like in any other matter worth pursuing and master; practice is key. Daily practice. For me, this practice counter negative thoughts like stress, worry, fear, anxiety, and unconscious actions. Practice allow me to learn to listen to my inner, more subtle, authentic voice.
Worth the effort? Yes! Why? We will gain more access to our inner technology, our authentic selves.
What daily practice makes a difference in your life?
Relaxing the body:
To stay calm or regain calm, even in stressful times, relaxing the body is of un-matched benefit. It is notably the most essential skill in personal and spiritual development. Yet, it´s so easy to forget, or notice – that we are not relaxed! I am a highly sensitive person (HSP), so relaxing my body has made all the difference in my daily routine. Find out more about HSP. When relaxed, our bodies lets old energy be released and allows new energy in. This makes sense, right? Consequently, we feel clear, more alive, and focused. I have to relax my body several times a day, even if for a few minutes, and starting before I get out of bed in the morning, and then let it be the last thing I do before going to sleep. To you relax your body?
Grounding our energy:
Most of us are not grounded much of the time, and it leads to emotional hijacking and not well thought out speech and actions for a lot of us. Here are some signs you might not be grounded: you have a feeling of being disconnected, separate from, or different from others, not belonging, a sense of overwhelm most of the time, or being over-stimulated.
To ground our energy is a way of activating our energy through deep connection with the earth. Doing it regularly will help you feel more at home in your body and in your life. It is really important to be grounded all day, every day – more so now than ever. When we feel grounded we have more access to what feels true for us or not, to our intuition, and to staying aligned and focused in our life and work. I believe this is what we need from ourselves now, to stay grounded, and also what people around us need from, our grounded selves. What I share is based on my own personal experience from many different practices. Below follows an exercise that has changed my life, no less. I want to share it with you too.
This exercise is based on Activated Grounding from Reflective body mechanics, by David Router.
There is meaning or energy, for the different positions, and you can read about those here. The version I am sharing with you, comes from collaboration between Sarah McCrum and David Router. There is a “pandemic version;” an even deeper grounding for these unprecedented times. Here is an audio-version of this particular variance; a sequence that grounds both your physical body and your energy bodies.
They recommend to practice the grounding exercise ideally right after relaxing your body, upon awakening in the morning. This helps you of letting go of the night´s processing, and old energy. Repeat this too, several times a day if needed, to remain grounded through the day. I find this practice to be of tremendous help to stay focused, stay out of emotional reactions, and old ways of negative thinking. (I have an emotional motor for those who know Human Design, so emotions comes in waves for people like us, which is about half of the population. We just need to be with whatever comes, as consciously as we can).
There is a variation of the pandemic version of the grounding exercise for night-time as well. You can access this version here.
Meditation – quieting the mind:
A relaxed body and a grounded energy prepares our body and energy field to quiet the mind through meditation. Quieting the mind can be practiced in many ways. Most importantly, practice meditation your own way, for your own reasons! Meditation is mysterious to many people, and there are so many practices and explanations available. What they have in common is that they require your willingness, some knowledge of breathing, and regular practice.
So, you sit down with your back straight, and just breathe deeply from the lower part of your belly (dan tien); deeply, evenly, and let your thoughts pass by. This can be compared to what you likely have experienced many times, like gazing at flowing water in a stream, or at the clouds, or the stars. You know, a peaceful being.
I invite you to invest in yourself and your quality of life by meditating a few minutes every day! You will thank yourself for it after a while. Your skills will grow with your experience, and you can access so much more of yourself through this friendly practice, connecting with yourself. If you would like guided meditations, you could use apps e.g., like Insight Timer or Head Space for guidance.
Read more about meditation written by an expert, here. Or another approach, written by another expert, here. And – enjoy your practice! There is no other alternative, but to enjoy it 😉
If you want personal guidance, reach out through booking a session, and we´ll find a practice that works for you!