5-Minute Try It: Get Outside – Nature as Balance Enhancer

If you cannot get outside for a walk in nature, try 5 Minutes like this: 

Minute one: Stand tall with spine straight and feet rooted in the ground. Relax into gravity. Notice the energy of the earth rising through your feet. Breathe and balance.

Minute two: Find a tree or rock and greet it with the palm of your hand. Notice the energy of the tree or rock meeting your skin. Breathe and balance.

Minute three: Stand tall and raise your arms up by your sides. Feel the air touching your entire body. Allow the soft breeze to move through you. Breathe and balance.

Minute four: Look up to the sky, see the canopy of trees or clouds or vast blue canvas. Allow a vertical pulse to move through the center of your body in front of your spine. Breathe and balance.

Minute five: Let go of activity. Sense equilibrium in your body and equanimity in your mind.

Complete your practice with an intention to stay balanced in service of life.

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