Centering differs from grounding and attuning in an important way because it offers you the opportunity to calmly and consciously embody your physical body. Recall that grounding primarily connects you with the Source from below, while attuning channels Divine energy from above.
Centering is the act of traveling inward to your centermost place. Your center is a safe, warm, dark dwelling below your navel, literally in the middle cavity of your lower pelvic region.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer
To center, simply:
- Close your eyes and take several deep, cleansing breathes.
- With each inhale, trace the oxygen stream down your respiratory path, passing through your lungs and past your navel, allowing it to fill your lower abdominal cavity.
- Allow the cleansing breath to settle deeply into your pelvic region.
- Exhale, please.
- Continue repetitions until you feel centered.
Things to note:
Your center can offer access to your inner wisdom. The more frequently you center, the easier and faster it is to access this rich, internal source of guidance.
This centering practice helps restore you to a calm, balanced state. It is an excellent exercise for when you find yourself in a conflict because calmness precedes clarity.
Regular practice of deep breathing into your center can have dramatic effects on your wellness, too. Read more about this here.
Centering is one of the 7 daily practices outlined in the Start Your Day Off Right e-Guide.