I keep coming back to a short simple practice I created for myself some 5 years ago. It grounds me and brings me a sense of calm.
Standing with feet about hip distance apart and arms gently hanging at my sides, I bring my attention to my body, noticing my breath. Then, in my mind’s eye I slowly scan my body, with my attention pausing on each of my chakras and inviting positive intention:
Chakra 1 – feet, legs, base of the spine: May I be grounded and centered, living my life on a foundation of love and kindness
Chakra 2 – hips, abdomen, low back: May I open to joy and creative energy, pleasure and fun, laughter and smiles
Chakra 3 – solar plexus: May I take action that makes a difference for me, for my partner, all those I love, and all beings
Chakra 4 -heart: May I I be guided by an open and loving heart
Chakra 5 – throat: May I speak my truth with compassion and calm
Chakra 6 – eyes, brow: May I see and open to possibility
Chakra 7 – top of the heat: May I lean toward the light
I’ll often end with a few deep breaths, perhaps sweeping my arms out from my sides and over head with an inhale, and with an exhale, bringing my palms together and back down in front of me resting at my heart.
Do you have a practice that grounds and supports you?