Stretching With Awareness

Once or twice a day, it is helpful to lie down on the floor,

stretching with awareness

and paying attention to the places that are tight,

need some extra oxygen.

Breath into those areas to release the tension.

When you stop and pay attention this way,

you will find that your body feels different each time.

Therefore, each time you stretch, ask yourself,

am I centered in my body now?

When I let too much time go between following this advice, my awareness of my body changes, sometimes very much so. The contrast reminds me to be more diligent in my practice of stretching, breathing, and centering.


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