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Orient to Your Surroundings

Orienting to your surroundings is another form of grounding which brings us more awareness.  Orienting helps us focus on both being very present in our body as well as connected to our environment.  Ultimately we want to both be aware of what’s going on in our body and aware of what’s happening all around us.

This orienting practice is a bit of multi-tasking.  Can you both feel your feet on the ground while you are really concentrating on looking at objects in the room?  For many people, this practice has a meditative quality and a calming effect on the nervous system. 

Questions for you to consider.  Share your answers and experiences on our Facebook Page:

  • Is this practice easy or challenging for you?
  • Do your thoughts wander or can you stay focused? 
  • What are you noticing about your body after doing this practice?  Are you more calm, anxious, neutral?

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