me kay cooke

Balance

A simple tip to balance your mind is to take a few minutes in your mind’s eye, to mentally scan your body and pay attention to it’s symmetry and balance. The two are connected.

Are you sitting/standing as straight as you can?

Notice how it feels to tilt your centre of gravity into the mid pelvic region. And straighten up your spine.

Are both shoulders as level as they can be – imagine a spirit level laying across shoulder, collar bones, shoulder.

What adjustments do you need to make in order to achieve symmetry (or close to) on either side of your spine?

Now check each side of your body for equal feelings of tension, imbalance and move small muscle groups to help you feel aligned. If you can feel tension, you can also feel the opposite. If you can feel imbalance, you can discover balance.

Are you breathing in regular pace, making sure both sides of your body receives air? Feel the expanding chest in different ways.

Working towards physiological symmetry is a ‘mindful’ activity and can have a profound effect on your thinking patterns, so why not give it a go and see what happens?

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