Let Go of Tension
(Guided by WITHIN Cofounder Hannah Knapp)
Release tension by bringing your awareness to key places in your body.
When you're overwhelmed, you become wrapped up in your thoughts and disconnect from your body. You can ease that sense of overwhelm, just by reconnecting with what's going on for you, physically. Sit down, close your eyes, and breathe. After a few deep breaths, notice where you're feeling tension in your body. For most of us, that's in our shoulders and our faces. Just allow yourself to notice the tension, without judging it or trying to make it go away.
In the longer version of this meditation, we go beyond just those two areas, guiding you into your body, noticing where you are holding tension. Watch your body relax and release without having to do anything at all but pay attention.
From the community