Mindfulness Exercise - R U OK? Day
Author: Alyssa Mak
Pause. Take a deep breath in through your nose, open mouth, sigh it out.
It’s been a tough year hasn’t it? How are you really feeling? #RUOKDay
Mindfulness and breath work have always been closely linked to mental health,
today we want to give you some tools to support you and those you love.
Ask yourself an honest question, how are you really feeling lately?
If you’re overwhelmed, you’re not alone.
Tag a friend that this might help.
Sit in a comfortable seated position
Relax your shoulders down
Allow your facial muscles to soften
Take 6 rounds of deep breathes
Expanding your belly as you inhale
Drawing your belly back as you exhale
Declutter your mind
Focus on the present with your five senses
What do you see?
What do you hear?
What do you smell?
What do you taste?
Take a moment to experience the present moment
Think of one thing you are grateful for and meditate on that thought
Stay here for 2-3 minutes with your eyes closed.