Welcome to Well-Being Week! We’re thrilled to take five days of reflection along this well-being journey, together.
This week, AthletaWell Guides will lead you through a progression toward balance and center, beginning from a seat of awareness, moving through release, taking up space and creating openness in your body and mind, and finally, bringing you back to re-ground in you.
To work toward grounding, we need to observe what we're feeling right now, in this moment. Awareness that we're out of balance really is half the battle, and if you get quiet enough, your body will tell you what's going on.
To kick this week off, check out Margeaux's 12-minute body scan HERE to get quiet, still, drop into your body, and invite awareness in.
After finishing the body scan, share what you noticed with the AthletaWell community. Did you notice a tightness in your chest? Was it hard to slow down and stay still? Or did you notice thoughts coming in which sped up your breath? There's no wrong answer!
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Taking time for stillness and self evaluation made me recognise my tensions and pains and allowed me time to finally listen to what my body has been trying to tell me. I also acknowledged that I get caught in the cycle of life and don’t take the time to check in with my body- to listen and praise it for the work that it does. I am going to make a goal do this before bed every night as a way to check in with myself
After a body scan, I feel super tapped into my breathe. I can feel into specific parts of my body which are generally tense like my jaw. It can be hard to focus on my body if I’m hearing distractions around me, but I try to not be too hard on myself if I follow a thought! Meditation is oh so good
Feeling crunched with a few tight deadlines earlier in the week, focusing on the breathing exercise made me realize how much tension I was holding on to in my chest, neck and shoulders. Felt like the first full, measured breaths I was able to take in a few days - I didn't know how much I needed this.