Perhaps give yourself 2 minutes per question. There are no right or wrong answers!
What does your body center around physically? What do you relate to as the center of your body? If you were to identify a center point where would it be?
What do you organize your identity around psychologically & emotionally? (gender, faith, community, profession, etc?)
In what ways have you or do you center your life around trauma?
What would you like to center your life around now?
You are welcome to integrate the practice of centering even further with the following assignment:
Read the section called "Finding your Center" (p.108) from the book Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson.
Embodied Practice suggestion:
This week, I invite you to continue to practice FINDING YOUR CENTER.
At any time during the day, you could practice noticing the center of your body or your core. When do you feel off-balance or off-center? How do you come back to center?
What do you center your identity around emotionally, psychologically, spiritually? If trauma has been a center in the past, what things could be new or healthy centers?
Perhaps reflect on what it has been like to center and prioritize your own self care and body over the past few months. Remember that finding a new center takes time and happens gradually.
Wishing you moments of connection to your center today!