This mindfulness practice is about pointing our attention towards different senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and our thoughts.A Meditation for Exploring Your Senses 11:43 We’ll begin by starting in our body, so find a comfortable seat. Place your feet on the floor, your hands on your thighs, and sit upright in an alert and comfortable way. Pause for a moment, and point your attention to your physical sensations. Notice how your feet feel on the floor, notice your hands on your thighs, and notice how your seat feels on a chair or on a cushion. Notice your spine, if it’s resting on the chair or slightly off your chair, and now notice your clothing on your body. Notice where you feel your clothing: is it tight or loose? Coarse or soft? Heighten your awareness or your attention on this specific physical sense of being. Notice your skin and if you feel any coolness or heat on your skin, or coming up from your skin. Notice your breath and what it feels like to be breathing in this moment. Notice your physical changes as you inhale, whether it be around your chest or your belly. Notice what happens when…
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Cara Bradley, a best-selling author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, is a former pro skater for Rollerblade and the founder of Verge Body-Mind Center in Philadelphia. As a speaker and body-mind expert, Cara teaches executives and athletes how to live in flow using strategies integrating movement, breath, and mindfulness training to optimize wellbeing and performance. She works with organizations including Coca-Cola, World Bank Group, SAP and Goldman Sachs and college sports teams including the 2018 National Champion Villanova Men’s Basketball team. Cara hosts a weekly podcast on body-mind training and is a frequent contributor to Happify, Whil, Mindful, Oprah.com, and Thrive Global.