Somatic Finance® 5 Minute Try Its

Somatic Finance® is experienced as a Path of Practice. Embodying the principles of Somatic Finance requires building muscles with practice, so that the wisdom of our body joins the wisdom of our mind.

While not separate, it is only with practice that we become fully aware that our mind and body are one. It is only with practice that our body is invited to serve our mind and our mind is invited to serve our body.

Five-minute try it’s are short and powerful practices on your path to financial integrity. We encourage you to just try it and see how strong your Somatic Finance muscles can be!

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Try It: Earth & Body: Connect, Merge & Breathe

Note: Inspired by my teacher, Reggie Ray, and other body-meditation practices. Get willing to lie on the ground …

Minute one: Lie down on the ground/ floor with your knees bent and together, feet comfortably apart, hands resting right over left on belly. (Strap your knees together above your quads for extra support if desired.)

Minute two: Rest into gravity and notice any tension located in your body. Tensions might be: body sensations, pain, thoughts, tingles and feelings, etc. Continue Reading →

Try It: Have a Five-Year-Old Fit

Note:  I admit it. This Try-It indulges the little one in you that did not fully express his/her anger.

Minute one: Bring to mind a recent or distant experience of anger, frustration, agitation, irritation or rage.  Allow the story to fully engage your senses.

Minute two: With the story and emotion in full energy, tune into your body and notice where the tension is most alive. Continue Reading →

Try It: Last Breath

Note: Engaging this Try It may catalyze deep emotion. If you feel really triggered, please breathe into your body and sense gravity holding you in mother earth’s arms.

Minute one: Contemplate each breath taken as possibly being your last.

Minute two: Now practice each breath as your last. Breathe in, breathe out and relax … in the moment of relaxing as your breath releases, for this brief moment contemplate this as your last breath. Continue Reading →

Try It: Spending Pause

Spending Pause

Note: this Try It is inspired by one of my MoneyMovesTM cards: Ready to Spend. Practice this before you go out holiday shopping (or shopping anytime) and put it to use when you are in the moment of spending.

Minute one: With item in hand, in basket or in shopping cart, pause and feel your entire body supported by gravity and your feet. Gather energy in your belly so that you feel grounded and confident.

Minute two: Look at the item(s) you are about to purchase for yourself or for another and ask: is this satisfying a need, for me or the other? Pay attention to your body sensations, thoughts and feelings. What arises? Continue Reading →

Try It: Gratitude from the Inside Out

Gratitude from the Inside Out

Minute one: Center your body and locate your feet. Begin to massage your feet with your hands and give gratitude. How have your feet served you? Keeping the answers in mind, attend to your feet with kindness and care.

Minute two: Now locate your hands. Give your hands attention any way that feels good to you, (e.g. gentle strokes, pressure points, prayer, clasped together). How have your hands served you? Give them appreciative attention. Continue Reading →

Try It: Moved by Music

Moved by Music:  Breathe-Sway-Pause

Heads-Up … this month’s try-it may take you to the edge of comfort. And that is the point, isn’t it!? Try it, experiment, practice – to your level of comfort or slight discomfort. Find your edge, then try-it.

1.  Minute one: Breathe. While sitting, gently rock your pelvis forward and back and breathe through your nose. Feel the cool air enter your nostrils and flow down to your belly. Continue Reading →

Try It: Feelings are Friends

Feelings are Friends – FEEL Them!

1.  Minute one: Sitting or standing comfortably, bring to mind a situation that causes you distress.  Mentally intensify the situation.

2.  Minute two: Quickly determine what primary emotion arises when you bring to mind this situation. Holding this emotion lightly, take your awareness to your entire felt sense of your body. Continue Reading →