Listen and follow along as Madeline Wade guides you through this somatic practice.
Sit comfortably and look at a clock with a second hand. Take a deep breath and sense what is happening with your body as the hands of the clock move, slicing another day into minutes and hours. Do you automatically move into your head and begin to wonder how you could be spending this time differently? Does your chest tighten, or your breath get shallow?
Imagine the hand of the clock slowing down. Let your body slow down and drop deeper into the chair. Feel your “sit” bones in the chair — those deep bones in your body that allow you just to sit. Take another deep breath and draw upon your length — connecting with the sky and the earth — remembering when time was not held so tightly in that small little device on your wrist. Open your chest and connect with the present moment — just this moment, no other one.
We all have the same amount of time. How do you spend yours? Do you take time for yourself? Do you give all your time away to others?
Now come back into this moment. How will you spend the rest of today?