-If you’re at a desk, adjust your body so you don’t feel pressure on joints, bones or organs.
-If you have the option of laying down, support your knees so they are slightly bent and your neck with a small pillow. (Or a soft sweater or whatever is handy!)
Let your mind clear.
-As thoughts come up and ask for attention, acknowledge them and let them pass. I do this by simply naming them (without judgement) and blowing them away.
-Example, if I catch myself thinking about the brakes that might need new brake pads, I say, “I’m thinking about if I need new brake pads,” and then I visualize blowing it away on the breeze.
Use affirmations and afformmations.
-Speak truth to yourself. Decide what is the most helpful and true thing you need to hear right now and tell it to yourself as you breath in and out.
-As you slowly inhale for a few beats, imagine health and wellness coming into your lungs, reaching every part of your lungs and then heading out to your body. I inhale healing energy with every breath.
-As you slowly breathe out, imagine how you’re making room for all the health and wellness that’s filling you up. Thank your body for doing such a good job. I exhale love and kindness to the world and every living thing.
-Continue for the allotted time.
-When you’re done, tell yourself you love yourself.
-If you are laying down, get up slowly, especially if you are in the process of supporting your liver.
-If you journal, (and I hope you do!) take a moment to jot down any thoughts or feelings that surfaced.