Nature knows how to rest. Nature restores, regenerates, and renews itself continually in a process of oscillation between activity and periods of rest. We can see this with the changing seasons, the ebb and flow of the tide, the rising and setting of the sun.
As human beings, I think we really get the activity part down pat, but I don’t know if we get the rest part as well. So in this practice (based on my story in the August issue of Mindful magazine about what nature can teach us about thriving in adversity), I’ll be guiding you to notice areas of rest in the body to relax and renew.
Nature restores, regenerates, and renews itself continually in a process of oscillation between activity and periods of rest.
Sometimes rest can be subtle. You may not find it in the body. If you don’t find rest in the body, don’t worry. You can always focus on the movement of the breath, particularly noticing the exhalation of the breath. That’s a natural place of release. Other times when we bring attention into the body, we become more aware of what doesn’t feel good,…