Alexander at HOME: Tips from Kathryn M. Miranda, M. AmSAT

Take the “Lie Down and Do Nothing” break:

  • Lie down on a carpet or mat in semi-supine.
  • For a ‘pillow’ use a small stack of books or a folded towel under your head.
  • Your knees should be bent and your feet flat on the floor in a wide stance.
  • Let your hands rest on your torso with your elbows resting on the carpet.
  • Don’t let your mind wander too far or too long, keep coming to the present and open your senses to all that you feel.
  • Allow yourself to be completely supported by the surface.
  • Notice any place that feels held up off of that support and release with your breath and surrender to the force of gravity.

 

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