You may find that you spend a good deal of energy obsessing about your body, whether you’re trying to hide it, flaunt it, slim it down, strengthen it, nourish it, or heal it. But how much time do you actually spend in your body?
To embody your body is to sense it, dwelling in your legs, back, belly, chest, arms, neck, and head. Interoception is the ability to sense your inner body and simply notice what is here to be noticed. Making this mind-body connection now and then throughout your day can be a grounding and centering practice.
In mindful presence,
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
―Michel de Montaigne
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.