December 12 – Body Integration
This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
(Author: Patrick Reynolds)
This prompt seems easy and straightforward to me: in the gym.
When exercising I can release all frustration and feel the energy flowing through my body freely. If I take a group fitness class I need to concentrate on following the moves of the instructor, so I have my mind focused completely on the task I am executing.
For 2011 I hope I can add meditation to this. I’ve been doing some attempts recently to silence the random thoughts in my head in order to focus better, but it is still very hard.
I started to sit back and breath deeply for a few minutes in my office recently, to regain focus in the middle of the day.
This way, I’ve identified one of the problems: my lunch breaks actually don’t make me feel relaxed and ready to tackle the afternoon. Some of my colleagues creep me out, and their presence at my lunch break drains my energy.