Practice this visualization technique to help stay grounded and centered.
- Begin by sitting in a comfortable position on the shins or with legs crossed and back straight. Close the eyes if comfortable. Focus on your breath for a moment without changing it. Then take one deep inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
- Imagine a mountain. In your mind, visualize the most beautiful mountain you can. Picture its peaks that reach high towards the sky and its solid base that is rooted deep in the earth. Your mountain is solid and unmoving. Imagine what it looks like in your own mind, it may be covered in snow and rock or green trees and flowing rivers. What would you find on this mountain? What creatures may live here or travelers may pass through?
- Remember these observations and think of yourself and body as forming the same shape as the mountain. Your head and shoulders representing the high reaching peak and your tailbone and legs representing the base of the mountain. You are solid and unmoving like the mountain. As the mountain sits in stillness, many suns, moons, seasons and weather pass through. The moment that the mountain experiences is always changing but the mountain always stays grounded.
- Inhale through the nose, exhale the breath and gently and mindfully move and stretch the neck and any muscles that may feel tense.
- Then slowly open the eyes.