5minute Embodied check-in:

Let’s take a moment for an embodied and somatic check-in. Close your eyes if you feel comfortable, or simply find a comfortable position. Take a few deep breaths, allowing your awareness to shift from the busyness of the mind to the sensations in your body.

1. Grounding: Begin by noticing the points of contact between your body and the supporting surface. Feel the weight of your body against the chair or the ground. Allow yourself to fully arrive in this present moment.

2. Breath Awareness:Tune into your breath. Notice the natural rhythm of your breath without trying to change it. Feel the rise and fall of your chest or the sensation of the breath entering and leaving your nostrils.

3. Body Scan:Slowly scan through your body from head to toe. Notice any areas of tension, warmth, coolness, or relaxation. Pay attention to the sensations without judgment, just observing.

4. Emotional Landscape:Check in with your emotions. What emotions are present for you right now? Notice where you feel these emotions in your body. Is there tightness, lightness, or any other sensation associated with these emotions?

5. Movement Exploration: Invite gentle movements into your body. Stretch, wiggle your fingers and toes, or make any small movements that feel good to you. Notice how your body responds to these movements.

6. Expressive Release:If you feel comfortable, allow your body to express itself in a way that feels natural to you. This could be a deep breath, a sigh, a stretch, or any other movement that wants to emerge.

Take your time with this check-in and be kind to yourself. When you’re ready, open your eyes and bring your awareness back to the present moment. Thank yourself for taking this time to connect with your body and emotions.


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