Last week we worked on the centered breath. Before we begin this week’s lesson, center and take 5 breaths.
Did you feel the breath rise effortlessly through the body? Try again and really allow yourself to feel the breath rise. Notice how the system relaxes into the breath and the breath flows throughout the body effortlessly. Try it again. Really pay attention to that sense of flow and ease as the breath rises throughout the body.
Now, I want you to pick a mundane chore that you perform all the time. Something like sweeping the floor, vacuuming, dishes, etc... Center yourself and practice breathing while doing the chore you picked out. Notice the flow of breath and the sense of ease in your body while doing the task. Notice how the work progresses and how your body feels. Try to re-create this feeling with each chore you perform this week.
Don’t work too hard at it, just allow yourself to find the flow and the breath within the process of being centered while doing the chore.
Note - This piece was originally published in April of 2016. The ability to find and create flow is essential to creating health and balance. It can also be used for finding out what is right and true. Now, I’m not talking about “truth” that agrees with our logic or how we have been programmed to think. I’m talking about the essential truth of things. For instance, go back and read Ben’s piece from Friday. Center and feel the ideas behind and the truth of the words – WE THE PEOPLE.
We’ll continue to build on this idea next week.