Breathing with Syd: Finding Your Hook with Contact Points
Due to increased worry and anxiety these past few years, our nervous systems are idling at a higher rate. This means when we come upon deadlines or stressful moments we are more easily sent into our sympathetic nervous system and out of the window our system feels comfortable in.
Seated in a chair, feel where your feet touch the ground. Moving from your toes to your heels focus on where you feel the pressure and where you do not. Then bring awareness to your back, feeling where your skin makes contact with your clothing or the chair. Now think about which of these points was your favorite. That is your ‘hook’! Remember this place in the body for next time you feel stressed, take a deep breath into that place and feel your nervous system calm down.