If you are like most people, at one time or another you have found yourself feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts. You may feel like you are stuck in your head and can't get out. This can be a very frustrating and anxiety-provoking experience.
Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, and this practice can help you start to experience those benefits! In this blog post, I will provide a short mindfulness practice that can help you get out of your head and into your body.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness. It is about learning to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the here and now without judgment. When we are mindful, we are not trying to change anything or make anything happen. We are simply observing what is happening in the present moment with kindness and curiosity.
This pulls us out of the past and the future which is often the source of our anxiety. When we are able to be present with our experience, we can begin to see that our thoughts are just thoughts- they are not reality. This can help us to feel less stuck and more in control of our lives.
This short mindfulness practice is called a grounding exercise. It is designed to bring your attention to the sensations of the body and out of the mind (where we spend much of life)!
Want to Learn More?
If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness and how it can help reduce stress and anxiety, please contact me for more information. I offer mindfulness-based coaching and yoga therapy that can support you in your journey! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free info call.
Take care! :)