With the return of fall semester comes the rhythm of practicums, performances, and exams. Here's an exercise to invite your body to settle. Try this in someplace quiet enough for you.
Grounding & Resourcing (about 10 min)
Sit in a supported position, both feet on the floor. Take time to notice your natural breath, particularly your exhale. Slowly push the sole of one foot into the floor as you exhale, releasing on the inhale. Alternate left and right. Slow your movements even more, to explore the sensations. Look for what feels good! If your eyes are closed, try opening them a little and check out your environment.
As you look around, what attracts you? Let your eyes rest there awhile before moving on. Allow your attention to move your head as your eyes gently take in something new of interest. Notice how the breath changes as you do this. Take all the time you need.