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Centering and Grounding in These Uncertain Times

Centering has to do with the human skill of being in Contact with oneself.
We want to sense ourselves from within and cultivate mindfullness, so we can be resilient and make decisions from our core.
We don’t want to be like an ostrich and bury our head in the sand.
Or overly reactive, getting swept up in blind panic.
Being “stuck” in our behavior reduces our ability to make fresh choices in the Present.

Grounding has to do with our ability to make contact with our environment.
The experience of grounding, standing solidly, may be enhanced by feeling the soles of our feet on the floor.
Through our contact with the ground, we take in the support of the energy of the Earth.
We have deep roots; so we can weather the agitating forces around us in these uncertain times.

By activating or stretching certain muscles, you can tangibly and physically Connect to yourself and the Earth, and stay Grounded.

Centering muscles Include:

  • Longus Capitis
  • Iliopsoas
  • Psoas Major
  • Quadratus Femoris
  • Iliacus Superior
  • Gluteus Maximus Superior

Grounding muscles include:

  • Longus Capitus
  • Erector Spinae
  • Flexor Hallucis Longus
  • Flexor Hallucis Brevis
  • Abductor Digiti Minimi