Most people as life is getting hectic say,”Just Relax.”
This week has been hectic. Yet Just relax is part of the daily practice in the sit.
How tense am I?
The practice of relaxing is an education in body awareness.
Most of the time as I was going through each day. I thought,”hmm not much going on stress wise today.”
Yet when I went to do my sit… It was challenging to get each body part to relax.
Sometimes I needed to just exhale to bring myself to start relaxing. Other times I manually went in the other direction. Yes, sometimes to relax muscles you have to tense them to release them.
And sometimes you need to tense them for as long as you can before letting go. Just to let the muscle know you are serious about relaxing.
Relaxing is good practice.
It only takes a short while to get the body to relax. It is worth the time to get into a relaxed state.
The reason I say this is because sometimes the thought I got is “I’m only going to get all stressed out again so why bother.”
Well I found this week that it lasts for some time. It takes time for the stress to build back up. And guess what then I can just relax again.
It was one thing to sit for 15 minutes. Its a whole different thing to sit and relax for 15 minutes.
I love that it is a progression. I have control. I am in control.
This is what I learned this week. I am in control. I am able to relax. I choose to control parts of my life. Including my muscles and My attitude.
Make the choice too. It’s time to relax purposefully. It’s worth it. Your worth it.
So go find yourself a place to sit. Close your eyes. Take a few nice breathes. Scan your body and start relaxing each and every part. Go ahead you can do it.
Let me know how it makes you feel.
Blessings til next week.