Sometimes, we can get so wrapped up in our thoughts that we forget to listen to our bodies and hearts.
This is a problem because our bodies are always speaking to us. Our emotions constantly tell us what we need and want; if we don't listen, we might feel overwhelmed or distracted by stress.
Focusing on other people's emotions makes it easy to forget your own needs and wants, but they're just as important as those of anyone else.
We must remember that we are all unique individuals with different perspectives on life—and each of us is entitled to our own feelings, opinions, and experiences!
Three techniques to move from the mind to the heart :
1. Accept your feelings and thoughts. Allow your thoughts and any associated emotions to join you as you sit, and practice sitting with them. Asking your thoughts or emotions to dissociate from you will give you some breathing room. But rather than shoving them away, lean in and show interest.
2. Make bodily motions. You can shift from your mind and become more embodied by bringing movement into your body through qigong, yoga, dancing, sound bath, walking in the woods, or even simple movements in your hands and feet. You may move and breathe in unison, as we do in many yoga classes, or simply direct your attention away from your head and towards another part of your body.
3. Train your awareness to be heart-centered. Discover easy techniques for entering your heart core and becoming present. You'll allow mental chatter to exist as you connect with your higher self, but you'll also be able to relax while staying alert from a place of genuine compassion.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!