Mindfulness of Body Position

Throughout the day, one of the simplest ways of getting focused and mastering stress is to become mindful of the position of your body. If you’re mindful of your body frequently throughout the day, you’ll begin to recognize the accumulation of tension sooner and be better able to let it go more easily and swiftly. As a result, you’ll be less likely to build up a lot of tension and less likely to develop stress-related illnesses.

You can do this by simply stopping at intervals throughout the day and noticing your body. Sweep your attention from the top of your head, down through your neck and shoulders, torso and legs, right down to your toes. Notice any tense muscles, aches and pains or stiffness. A simple change in position, relaxation of muscles or a few deep breaths may be all it takes release tension and stress that has built up.