Practicing meditation helps calm the mind, regulate the breath and allows us to be with WHAT IS. When we train our brains in this way, we may be able to more easily call upon more relaxed and accepting states during intense situations at other times.
Here's a less-than-one-minute meditation that we hope will ground and center you this Monday! (It can be done right in your office chair!)
1. Sit in a comfy position (don't worry too much about "good" posture, it's all relative - just make sure you're comfy).
2. Close your eyes.
3. Bring your attention inside, letting go of any distractions.
3. Begin to take some deep, centering breaths.
4. As you do this, feel the sensations of your body - your hips resting on your seat, your feet on the floor, and your hands in your lap. Feel the breath moving in and out of your nose, chest, and rib-cage.
5. After approximately 10-12 such breaths, open your eyes.